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Frank Bosworth Brandegee (July 8, 1864 – October 14, 1924) was a United States Representative and Senator from Connecticut, born in New London. He was the son of Augustus Brandegee, also a Connecticut politician.

Brandegee attended the common schools, and graduated from Yale College in 1885. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1888 and practiced in New London. In 1888, he was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, and was corporation counsel of New London from 1889-1893 and 1894-1897, when he resigned. He was a member of the State house of representatives in 1899, and served as speaker; he was again elected corporation counsel of New London (1901-1902), when he resigned to become a Member of Congress. Brandegee was chairman of the Republican state convention in 1904, and was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Charles A. Russell. Brandegee was reelected to the Fifty-eighth and Fifty-ninth Congresses and served from November 4, 1902, until May 10, 1905, when he resigned, having been elected a United States Senator to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Orville H. Platt; to the Senate, he was reelected in 1908, 1914, and 1920, and served from May 10, 1905, until his death by suicide in Washington, D.C. on October 14, 1924, aged 60.

During his time in the Senate, Brandegee was President pro tempore (Sixty-second Congress); chairman of the Committee on Forest Reservations and Game Protection (Fifty-ninth through Sixty-first Congresses), member of the Committee on Interoceanic Canals (Sixty-second Congress), Committee on Panama (Sixty-second Congress), member of the Committee on Pacific Railroads (Sixty-third through Sixty-fifth Congresses), member of the Committee on Library (Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses), and member of the Committee on Judiciary (Sixty-eighth Congress),

Brandegee was interred in Cedar Grove Cemetery, New London.

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles A. Russell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 3rd congressional district

1902 – 1905
Succeeded by
Edwin W. Higgins
United States Senate
Preceded by
Orville H. Platt
United States Senator (Class 3) from Connecticut
1905 – 1924
Served alongside: Morgan Bulkeley, George P. McLean
Succeeded by
Hiram Bingham III
Political offices
Preceded by
William P. Frye
President pro tempore of the United States Senate
Rotating pro tems
Succeeded by
James P. Clarke
Preceded by
Knute Nelson
Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee
1923 – 1924
Succeeded by
Albert B. Cummins


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