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Frank Charles Wachter

Born: Sep 16, 1861

Death: Jul 1, 1910

Birthplace: Maryland

Nationality: United States

Frank Charles Wachter

Date of Birth : Sep 16, 1861
Date of Death : Jul 1, 1910
Birth Place : Maryland

Frank Charles Wachter was an American politician and Congressman from Maryland. He was of Polish descent. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Wachter attended private schools and St. Paul's Evangelical School at Baltimore. He learned the trade of cloth cutting and in 1892 engaged in the cloth-shrinking business. He served as a member of the jail board of Baltimore from 1896 to 1898, and was an unsuccessful candidate for police commissioner of Baltimore in 1898. Wachter was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses, serving from March 4, 1899 to March 3, 1907. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1906, and resumed his former business pursuits in Baltimore. He served as a member of the board of managers of Maryland Penitentiary from 1909 until his death in Baltimore. He is interred in Loudon Park Cemetery.

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