James A. Frear

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<!-- This article was automatically created by polbot from http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=F000355. The prose may be stilted, and there may be grammatical and Wikification errors. Please improve in any way you see fit. -->James Archibald Frear (October 24, 1861 – May 28, 1939) was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin.

Born in Hudson, Wisconsin, in St. Croix County, Wisconsin, Frear attended the public schools, and Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin, in 1878.He moved with his parents to Washington, D.C., in 1879.He served in the Signal Service, United States Army from 1879 to 1884.He was graduated from the National Law University, Washington, D.C., in 1884.He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Hudson, Wisconsin.<!-- A grammar fix may be needed here. -->City attorney of Hudson in 1894 and 1895.He served eleven years with the Wisconsin National Guard, retiring with the rank of colonel and judge advocate.He was elected district attorney of St. Croix County 1896-1901.He then was to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1903.He then served in the Wisconsin State Senate in 1905.James Frear was the Secretary of State of Wisconsin 1907-1913.

Frear was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third and to the ten succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1913-January 3, 1935).He was not a candidate for renomination in 1934.He resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., where he died May 28, 1939.He was interred in Arlington......
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