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Benjamin Frick


Session Office Position District Party
1853 3 Whig
 Counties   Montgomery


1796 - 1871

Born on April 26, 1796, Coventry, Chester County, Benjamin Frick was the son of John and Catherine Frick; he pursued the lumber business on the Schuylkill river at “Limerick Station;” was Postmaster for 20 years; Secretary of the Perkiomen and Reading Turnpike Road Company, 1836-1871; director of the Pottstown Bank; director of the Bank of Montgomery County, Norristown; business agent for the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad; with Henry S. Evans of West Chester, Frick figured significantly in the privatization of the state’s public works program; and he became a Whig as the choice of his Democratic neighbors who, like him and the Whig party, opposed the idea of creating a new “Madison” County out of Montgomery.  He retired to Limerick Station, remaining involved in civic interests until his death on October 4, 1871, interred at a German Baptist (Dunker) Cemetery close to his home.  He married Ellen (aka Eleanor) Davis in 1831.