WELCH, Frank, (1835 - 1878)


WELCH, Frank, a Representative from Nebraska; born at Bunker Hill, Charlestown, Mass., February 10, 1835, moved with his parents to Boston in early childhood; was graduated from the Boston High School; adopted the profession of civil engineering; moved to the Territory of Nebraska in 1857 and engaged in mercantile pursuits at Decatur, Burt County; served as postmaster of Decatur; served in the Territorial council in 1864; member of the Territorial house of representatives in 1865 and 1866, serving as presiding officer in 1865; register of the land office at West Point, Nebr., 1871-1876; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth Congress and served from March 4, 1877, until his death in Neligh, Nebr., September 4, 1878; interment in Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, Mass.