FREEMAN, Richard Patrick, (1869 - 1944)


69th Congress Pictorial Directory, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

FREEMAN, Richard Patrick, a Representative from Connecticut; born in New London, New London County, Conn., April 24, 1869; attended the public schools; was graduated from Bulkeley High School at New London in 1887, from Noble and Greenough’s Preparatory School, Boston, Mass., in 1888, from Harvard University in 1891, and from the law department of Yale University in 1894; was admitted to the bar in 1894 and commenced practice in New London, Conn.; special agent for the Department of the Interior in the States of Oregon and Washington 1896-1898; during the war with Spain served as regimental sergeant major in the Third Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, and afterward became major and judge advocate of the Connecticut National Guard; prosecuting attorney of the city of New London 1898-1901; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination to Congress in 1912; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1932; resumed the practice of law in New London, Conn.; died in Newington, Conn., July 8, 1944; interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery, New London, Conn.