FREDERICK, Benjamin Todd, (1834 - 1903)


FREDERICK, Benjamin Todd, a Representative from Iowa; born in Fredericktown, Columbiana County, Ohio, October 5, 1834; attended the district schools; completed preparatory studies; engaged in the foundry and machine business Marshalltown, Iowa, 1865-1888; went to Marysville, Calif., in 1857 and engaged in placer mining; returned to Marshalltown, Iowa, in 1859; member of the city council of Marshalltown 1874-1877; member of the school board three terms; successfully contested as a Democrat the election of James Wilson to the Forty-eighth Congress and took his seat the last day of that Congress, March 3, 1885; reelected to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1887); was not a candidate for renomination in 1886; moved to San Diego, Calif., in 1887 and engaged in the real estate business; collector of internal revenue 1893-1902; died in San Diego, Calif., November 3, 1903; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery.