PARTRIDGE, Frank Charles (1861-1943)

PARTRIDGE, FRANK CHARLES, a Senator from Vermont; born in East Middlebury, Vt., May 7, 1861; attended the public schools and graduated from Amherst (Mass.) College in 1882 and from the Columbia University Law School at New York City in 1884; admitted to the bar in 1885 and commenced practice in Rutland, Vt.; moved to Proctor, Vt., in 1886 and engaged in the marble industry; also served as president of other business corporations; town clerk 1887-1889; member of the school committee 1888-1889; private secretary to the Secretary of War 1889-1890; solicitor of the Department of State 1890-1893; United States Minister to Venezuela 1893-1894; consul general at Tangier, Morocco, 1897-1898; member, Vermont State senate 1898-1900; member of the executive council of the American Society of International Law 1906-1923; chairman of the commission to propose amendments to the Vermont constitution 1909; member of the Vermont committee of public safety 1917-1919; delegate of the United States to the Fifth Pan-American Conference at Santiago, Chile, 1923; member of the New England Council 1925-1927; president of the Vermont Flood Credit Corporation; appointed on December 23, 1930, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Frank L. Greene and served from December 23, 1930, to March 31, 1931, when a successor was elected; unsuccessful candidate for the nomination to fill this vacancy; chairman, Committee on Enrolled Bills (Seventy-first Congress); resumed his former activities in the marble industry; died in Proctor, Vt., March 2, 1943; interment in Proctor Cemetery.

Proctor Free Library
Proctor, VT
Papers: Correspondence in Fletcher Dutton Proctor papers, 1821-1936. Finding aid.

University of Vermont
Bailey/Howe Library
Burlington, VT
Papers: Ca. 1900-1970. 9.5 linear feet. Political and family correspondence and papers. Topics include early 1900s Vermont Civil War claims, family and political correspondence (1920s), and 1931 campaign papers. Frank Partridge papers include correspondence with many national and state political leaders of 1920s. Sanborn Partridge papers concern reapportionment of Vermont legislature in 1960s.

  • Partridge, Frank C. The Future of International Law. Middlebury, VT: n.p., 1917.