Frederick Huff Payne
Payne was born on November 10, 1876 in Greenfield, Massachusetts to Samuel Brewer Payne (1843-1912) and Eva Caroline Huff (1850-1917). He married Mary Blake (1878-1943) on November 8, 1900 in Parsons, Kansas. They had three children — Frederick Huff (1901-1989), Groverman Blake (1909-1963), and Carolyn Huff (1913-2001).
He was the United States Assistant Secretary of War from 1930 to 1933. He was promoted to a colonel in 1932. He died on March 24, 1960 in Greenfield, Massachusetts at the home of his son, Groverman Payne. He was buried in Green River Cemetery in Greenfield, Massachusetts
- "Frederick Payne, Former U.S. Aide. Assistant Secretary of War for Hoover Dies. Served Springfield Ordnance Unit". New York Times. Associated Press. March 25, 1960. Retrieved 2015-04-19.
- "Frederick H. Payne Made a Colonel". New York Times. April 19, 1932. Retrieved 2015-04-19.