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Pennsylvania State Senate

Robert Montgomery Frick


Session Position District Party
1849 14 Whig
 Counties   Dauphin, Northumberland


1820 - 1898

Brother-in-law and cousin of Judge John Montgomery, Northumberland County; Robert was born on December 25, 1820, the son of congressman Henry Frick and wife Catherine, attended common schools; apprenticed at his father’s newspaper, the Milton Miltonian, serving as managing editor from 1843 to 1852; elected to the state Senate, October 1848, served a three-year term through 1851; aligned with the Republican Party in 1856, supporting John C. Fremont; became an “intimate friend” of Simon Cameron; merchant and later cashier of the Milton National Bank, 1858, retaining the position for the rest of his life.  He was Treasurer of the Milton School Board, forty years; secretary and treasurer of the Milton Cemetery Company for fifty years.  He died on August 19, 1898, interred in Milton’s Upper Cemetery.