Louis A. Frothingham

Louis Adams Frothingham
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 14th district
In office
March 4, 1921  August 23, 1928
Preceded by Richard Olney II
Succeeded by Richard B. Wigglesworth
41st Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
In office
Governor Eben Sumner Draper
Eugene Foss
Preceded by Eben Sumner Draper
Succeeded by Robert Luce
Massachusetts House of Representatives
11th Suffolk District
Speaker Massachusetts House of Representatives
Personal details
Born (1871-07-13)July 13, 1871
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Died August 23, 1928(1928-08-23) (aged 57)
North Haven, Maine
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Mary Shreve Ames
Alma mater Adams Academy
Harvard University, 1893
Harvard Law School, 1896
Profession Attorney
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch Battery A of the Massachusetts Field Artillery,[1]
Massachusetts National Guard
Massachusetts Naval Brigade, Auxiliary Naval Force
United States Marine Corps
United States Army
Years of service April 25, 1895 – April 25, 1898[2]
May 1898 – January 1899
Rank Private,[1]
Second Lieutenant,
Battles/wars Spanish–American War,
World War I

Louis Adams Frothingham (July 13, 1871 – August 23, 1928) was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Jamaica Plain on July 13, 1871. He attended the public schools and Adams Academy. He graduated from Harvard University in 1893 (where he was a member of the Porcellian) and from Harvard Law School in 1896. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Boston. He served as second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps in the Spanish–American War.

He was elected a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and served as Speaker. He served as the 41st Lieutenant Governor 1909–1911, but was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1911. He was lecturer at Harvard. He then moved to North Easton and continued the practice of law. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1916. Frothingham served as a major in the United States Army during World War I. He was a member of the commission to visit the soldiers and sailors from Massachusetts in France. He served as first vice commander of the Massachusetts branch of the American Legion in 1919. He was overseer of Harvard University for eighteen years.


On May 9, 1916, Frothingham married Mary Shreve Ames in North Easton, Massachusetts.[3] Mary Shreve Ames was a member of the wealthy and prominent Ames family of Easton, Massachusetts, she was the sister of Frederick Lothrop Ames the great niece of Congressman Oakes Ames, and the first cousin, once removed of Oliver Ames who was Lieutenant Governor and Governor of Massachusetts.

Election to Congress

Frothingham was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1921, until his death on board the yacht Winsome in North Haven, Maine on August 23, 1928. His interment was in Village Cemetery in North Easton.

See also

Speakers of the Massachusetts House of Representatives




  1. 1 2 Sherburne, John H. (1908), Battery A: Field Artillery M. V. M., 1895–1905, Boston, MA: Battery A: Field Artillery M. V. M., pp. 14, 18
  2. Sherburne, John H. (1908), Battery A: Field Artillery M. V. M., 1895–1905, Boston, MA: Battery A: Field Artillery M. V. M., pp. 184–185
  3. Castle, William Richards (September 1916), The Harvard Graduates' Magazine, XXV (XCVII), Boston, MA: The Harvard Graduates' Magazine Association, pp. 184–185
Massachusetts House of Representatives
Preceded by
James J. Myers
Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
Succeeded by
John N. Cole
Political offices
Preceded by
Eben Sumner Draper
Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
Succeeded by
Robert Luce
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Richard Olney
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 14th congressional district

Succeeded by
Richard B. Wigglesworth
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