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Richard Patrick Freeman is Born

Today in Masonic History Richard Patrick Freeman is born in 1869.

Richard Patrick Freeman was an American politician.

Freeman was born in New London, Connecticut on April 24th, 1869. He attended local public schools, graduating Bulkeley High School in New London in 1887. After graduation he attended Noble and Greenough's Preparatory School in Boston, Massachusetts, graduating in 1888. He went on to graduate from Harvard University in 1891, and then he graduated from the law department of Yale University in 1894.

After graduating from Yale, he passed the bar in Connecticut in 1894.

From 1896 to 1898, Freeman he served as a special agent for the United States Department of the Interior in Oregon and Washington State.

During the Spanish American War Freeman served as a sergeant major in the Third Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. After the war he became a major and judge advocate of the Connecticut National Guard.

From 1898 to 1901, Freeman served as attorney for the city of New London.

In 1912, Freeman ran, unsuccessfully, for the United States House of Representatives. He ran again in 1914, this time successfully. He served in the House of Representatives until 1933, losing his reelection bid in 1932.

After Freeman left the House of Representatives he returned to New London where he continued his private practice.

Freeman passed away on July 8th, 1944.

Freeman was a member of Brainard Lodge No. 102 in New London, Connecticut.

This article provided by Brother Eric C. Steele.