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Frederick Huntington Gillett

In office
May 19, 1919 – March 3, 1925
President Woodrow Wilson
Warren Harding
Calvin Coolidge
Preceded by Champ Clark
Succeeded by Nicholas Longworth

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1925
Preceded by Elijah A. Morse
Succeeded by George B. Churchill

In office
March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1931
Preceded by David I. Walsh
Succeeded by Marcus A. Coolidge

Born October 16, 1851
Westfield, Massachusetts
Died July 31, 1935 (aged 83)
Springfield, Massachusetts
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Christine Rice Hoar
Alma mater Amherst College
Harvard Law School
Profession Law

Frederick Huntington Gillett (pronounced /dʒɨˈlɛt/; October 16, 1851–July 31, 1935) was an American politician during the early 20th century. He was born at Westfield, Mass., and educated at Amherst College and Harvard Law School. He began the practice of law in Springfield in 1877. He was Assistant Attorney General of Massachusetts in 1879–1882. For two terms he was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, then became a member of the Fifty-third United States Congress.

He sat in the United States House of Representatives from 1893 to 1925, and then United States Senate from 1925 to 1931, as a Republican. He served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1919 to 1925.

In 1915 Gillett married Christine Rice Hoar, the widow of his former colleague Rockwood Hoar.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Elijah A. Morse
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1893 – March 4, 1925
Succeeded by
George B. Churchill
Political offices
Preceded by
Champ Clark
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
May 19, 1919 – March 4, 1921;
April 11, 1921 – March 4, 1923;
December 3, 1923 – March 4, 1925
Succeeded by
Nicholas Longworth
United States Senate
Preceded by
David I. Walsh
United States Senator (Class 2) from Massachusetts
March 4, 1925 – March 4, 1931
Served alongside: William M. Butler, David I. Walsh
Succeeded by
Marcus A. Coolidge
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ethel Barrymore
Cover of Time Magazine
17 November 1924
Succeeded by
William R. Inge


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