Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Frothingham, Richard
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FROTHINGHAM, Richard, historian, b. in Charlestown, Mass., 31 Jan., 1812; d. there, 29 Jan., 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 Gen. 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).