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 Frederick Nicholas Zihlman

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Frederick Nicholas Zihlman Famous memorial

Birth
Carnegie, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
22 Apr 1935 (aged 55)
Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland, USA
Burial
Forest Glen, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID
7092987 View Source

US Congressman. He was born in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, attended local public schools, and then worked as an apprentice glassblower at a local glass factory in 1890. He then served as a Member of the National Executive Board from 1905 to 1906, President of the Maryland State Federation of Labor from 1906 to 1907, President of the local flint-glass workers' union from 1904 to 1909, and President of the Allegany Trades Council from 1904 until 1909. He was also a successful real estate and insurance businessman. He used his business and labour expertise and entered politics. He served as a Member of the Maryland State Senate from 1909 to 1917 and as Republican floor leader from 1914 to 1916. A Democrat, he then served Maryland's 6th District in the United States House of Representatives from 1917 to 1931. While in Congress, he served as the Chairman on Expenditures in the Post Office Department, Member of the Committee on the District of Columbia, and as a Member of the Committee on Labor. During this time he also served as a Delegate of the Maryland State Senate as a Member of the Resolutions Committee in 1928. He was accused of corrupting the following year, but no evidence was found and he was acquitted of all charges. He was not a successful candidate for reelection in 1914, 1930, or 1934. After his time in politics, he resumed his interests in business pursuits. He passed away at the age of 56 in the Cumberland Memorial Hospital in Cumberland, Maryland, from a rare form of sleeping sickness.

US Congressman. He was born in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, attended local public schools, and then worked as an apprentice glassblower at a local glass factory in 1890. He then served as a Member of the National Executive Board from 1905 to 1906, President of the Maryland State Federation of Labor from 1906 to 1907, President of the local flint-glass workers' union from 1904 to 1909, and President of the Allegany Trades Council from 1904 until 1909. He was also a successful real estate and insurance businessman. He used his business and labour expertise and entered politics. He served as a Member of the Maryland State Senate from 1909 to 1917 and as Republican floor leader from 1914 to 1916. A Democrat, he then served Maryland's 6th District in the United States House of Representatives from 1917 to 1931. While in Congress, he served as the Chairman on Expenditures in the Post Office Department, Member of the Committee on the District of Columbia, and as a Member of the Committee on Labor. During this time he also served as a Delegate of the Maryland State Senate as a Member of the Resolutions Committee in 1928. He was accused of corrupting the following year, but no evidence was found and he was acquitted of all charges. He was not a successful candidate for reelection in 1914, 1930, or 1934. After his time in politics, he resumed his interests in business pursuits. He passed away at the age of 56 in the Cumberland Memorial Hospital in Cumberland, Maryland, from a rare form of sleeping sickness.

Bio by: Kris 'Peterborough K' Peterson


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  • Added: 18 Jan 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 7092987
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7092987/frederick-nicholas-zihlman: accessed ), memorial page for Frederick Nicholas Zihlman (2 Oct 1879–22 Apr 1935), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7092987, citing Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church Cemetery, Forest Glen, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.