|The U.S. House of Representatives - Portraits of Congressmen (detail), Once a Week newspaper, 1891, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives|
FRANK, Nathan, a Representative from Missouri; born in Peoria, Ill., February 23, 1852; attended
the public schools of Peoria and St. Louis and Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.; was graduated
from Harvard Law School in 1871; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in St. Louis in
1872; unsuccessfully contested the election of John M. Glover to the Fiftieth Congress in 1886;
elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first Congress (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1891); declined to be a
candidate for renomination in 1890; founder and owner of the St. Louis Star; delegate to the
Republican National Convention in 1896; vice president of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition at St.
Louis in 1904; unsuccessful candidate for nomination for United States Senator in 1910, 1916, and
1928; retired from the active practice of law; died at St. Louis, Mo., April 5, 1931; interment in
Mount Sinai Cemetery.