Frederick W. Dallinger

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Frederick William Dallinger
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Frederick William Dallinger
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1925
Preceded by Frederick Simpson Deitrick
Succeeded by Harry Irving Thayer
In office
November 2, 1926 – October 1, 1932
Preceded by Harry Irving Thayer
Succeeded by Arthur Daniel Healey
Judge of the United States Customs Court
In office
October 2, 1932 – October 31, 1942
Appointed by Herbert Hoover
Preceded by Israel F. Fischer
Succeeded by Charles Drummond Lawrence
Member of the Massachusetts Senate
In office
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born (1871-10-02)October 2, 1871
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Died September 5, 1955(1955-09-05) (aged 83)
North Conway, New Hampshire
Political party Republican
Alma mater Harvard College A.B.
Harvard University A.M.
Harvard Law School LL.B.
Occupation Judge

Frederick William Dallinger (October 2, 1871 – September 5, 1955) was an American Republican politician who served as a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts and as a Judge for the United States Customs Court.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, he attended the public schools and graduated from Cambridge Latin School in 1889. He went on to Harvard University, where he graduated in 1893, and then attended Harvard University Law School until he graduated in 1897. He was admitted to the bar in 1897 and commenced practice in Boston.[1][2]

Political career[edit]

Dallinger was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1894 and 1895 and served in the state Senate from 1896 to 1899. He was public administrator of Middlesex County 1897 to 1932, President of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce and a lecturer on government at Harvard University in 1912. He was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1915 to March 3, 1925). He was chairman of the Committee on Elections No. 1 (Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses), Committee on Education (Sixty-eighth Congress).[3]

He was not a candidate for renomination in 1924, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for United States Senator. Subsequently he was elected to the Sixty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his successor, Harry Irving Thayer. The same day he was elected to the Seventieth Congress; he was re-elected to the Seventy-first and Seventy-second Congresses and served from November 2, 1926, until his resignation effective October 1, 1932, having been appointed to the bench.[4]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On June 20, 1932, President Hoover nominated Dallinger to serve as a Judge for the United States Customs Court, to the seat vacated by Judge Israel F. Fischer. He was confirmed by the Senate on June 28, 1932, and received his commission on July 8, 1932. He took his seat on the Customs Court on October 2, 1932, the day after his resignation from Congress, and served until his retirement on October 31, 1942.[5]


Dallinger then engaged in agricultural pursuits. Retiring to Center Lovell, Maine, he died in North Conway, New Hampshire, on September 5, 1955. His body was interred in Center Lovell Cemetery, Center Lovell, Maine.[6][7]



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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Frederick Simpson Deitrick
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 8th congressional district

4 March 1915 – 3 March 1925
Succeeded by
Harry I. Thayer
Preceded by
Harry I. Thayer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 8th congressional district

2 November 1926 – 1 October 1932
Succeeded by
Arthur D. Healey