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FROTHINGHAM, Richard, historian, born in Charlestown, Massachusetts, 31 January 1812; died there, 29 January 1880. He was for many years a proprietor of the Boston "Post," and in 1852'65 served as its managing editor. He was a member of the legislature in 1839, 1840, 1842, 1849, and 1850, and a delegate to the Democratic national convention of 1852, and in 1853 to the State constitutional convention. He served as mayor of Charlestown in 1851'3, and was for several years treasurer of the Massachusetts historical society. He published a " History of Charlestown" (1848); "History of the Siege of Boston" (Boston, 1849); "The Command in the Battle of Bunker Hill" (1850); "Life of General Joseph Warren" (1865); "Tribute to Thomas Starr King" (1865); "Rise of the Republic" (1871); and many pamphlets and addresses including "The Centennial: Battle of Bunker Hill" (1875).
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