GUERNSEY, Frank Edward (1866-1927)

GUERNSEY, FRANK EDWARD, a Representative from Maine; born in Dover, Piscataquis County, Maine, October 15, 1866; attended the common schools, Foxcroft Academy, Eastern Maine Conference Seminary, Bucksport, Maine, Wesleyan Seminary, Kents Hill, Maine, and Eastman's College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1890 and commenced practice in Dover, Maine; treasurer of Piscataquis County 1890-1896; member of the State house of representatives 1897-1899; served in the State senate in 1903; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1908; elected as a Republican to the Sixtieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Llewellyn Powers; reelected to the Sixty-first and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from November 3, 1908, to March 3, 1917; did not run for reelection but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for Senator; president of the Piscataquis Savings Bank and trustee of the University of Maine at Orono; also engaged in the practice of law; died in Boston, Mass., January 1, 1927; interment in Dover Cemetery, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine.

Maine Historical Society
Portland, ME
Papers: 1910, 8 items.
Letters from Frank Guernsey, serving on the Committee on Banking and Currency, U.S. House of Representatives, to Aaron B. Cole, T. B. Bradford, W. H. Holman, Ernest G. Waldron, J. Frank Campbell, Alfred H. Spooner, M. C. Fernald, and D. R. Capen, concerning the Telepost bill.


University of Maine
Special Collections Department, Raymond H. Fogler Library
Orono, ME
Papers: In the Merrill Family Correspondence, 1887-1960, 7 folders.
Correspondents include Frank E. Guernsey.