HICKS, Frederick Cocks, (1872 - 1925)


Campaign button, c. 1912, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

HICKS, Frederick Cocks, (original name, Frederick Hicks Cocks, brother of William Willets Cocks), a Representative from New York; born in Westbury, Long Island, N.Y., March 6, 1872; attended the public schools, Swarthmore (Pa.) College, and Harvard University; engaged in banking; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1912 to the Sixty-third Congress; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1923); was not a candidate for renomination in 1922; declined a diplomatic position to Uruguay, tendered by President Harding; was eastern director of the Republican National Committee campaign in 1924; appointed by President Coolidge, as a member of the commission to represent the United States at the celebration of the Centennial of the Battle of Aracucho, held at Lima, Peru, during December 1924; appointed Alien Property Custodian April 10, 1925, and served until his death in Washington, D.C., December 14, 1925; interment in Quaker Cemetery, Westbury, Long Island, N.Y.