Franklin Bartlett

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Franklin Bartlett
Franklin Bartlett.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1897
Preceded by Edward J. Dunphy
Succeeded by John H. G. Vehslage
Personal details
Born September 10, 1847 (1847-09-10)
Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts
Died April 23, 1909 (1909-04-24) (aged 61)
Manhattan, New York County, New York
Citizenship  United States
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Bertha King Post Bartlett
Children Bertha King Bartlett
Alma mater

Harvard University Columbia College Law School

Oxford University, England


Military service
Allegiance United States United States of America
Rank Colonel
Unit Volunteers
Battles/wars Spanish American War

Franklin Bartlett (September 10, 1847 – April 23, 1909) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from New York.


Bartlett was born in Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, the son of William Osborne and Agnes Fredericka Herreshoff Willard Bartlett. He graduated from the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute in 1865, and from Harvard University in 1869. He attended Columbia College Law School in 1869, and was admitted to the bar in 1870. He attended Exeter College (Oxford University, England) in 1870 and 1871. He then concluded the course at Columbia College Law School in 1873. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon. He married Bertha King Post on June 4, 1872, and they had one daughter Bertha King Bartlett.


Bartlett served as a member of the constitutional commission of the State of New York in 1890. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Chicago in 1892.

Bartlett was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses,and served from March 4, 1893 to March 3, 1897.[1] He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1896 to the fifty-fifth Congress.

During the war with Spain in 1898, Bartlett served as colonel of volunteers. He was a member of the Sons of the Revolution and the Society of Colonial Wars.


Bartlett died, of a kidney disorder, in Manhattan, New York County, New York, on April 23, 1909 (age 61 years, 225 days). He is interred at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York. His brother was Chief Judge Willard Bartlett.[2]


  1. ^ "Franklin Bartlett". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Franklin Bartlett". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edward J. Dunphy
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 7th congressional district

Succeeded by
John H. G. Vehslage

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.