Richard Graham Frost

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Richard Graham Frost
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1879 – March 2, 1883
Preceded byLyne Metcalfe
Succeeded byGustavus Sessinghaus
Personal details
Born(1851-12-29)December 29, 1851
St. Louis, Missouri
DiedFebruary 1, 1900(1900-02-01) (aged 48)
St. Louis, Missouri
Political partyDemocratic

Richard Graham Frost (December 29, 1851 – February 1, 1900) was a U.S. Representative from Missouri.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Frost attended St. John's College, New York City, the University of London, and the St. Louis (Missouri) Law School. He was admitted to the bar and practiced in St. Louis, Missouri. He unsuccessfully contested as a Democrat the election in 1876 of Lyne S. Metcalfe to the Forty-fifth Congress.

Frost was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1881). Presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Forty-seventh Congress and served from March 4, 1881, until March 2, 1883, when he was succeeded by Gustavus Sessinghaus, who contested his election. He resumed the practice of law. He died in St. Louis, Missouri, February 1, 1900. He was interred in Calvary Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Richard Graham Frost (id: F000393)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Lyne Metcalfe
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Gustavus Sessinghaus