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Frederick Lawrence Feick

Frederick L. Feick Papers
1901-1965, bulk 1950-1965
5 folders
Manuscript Section, Indiana Division
Indiana State Library

Processed by: Christina Baich, April 2006


Biographical Note:

Frederick Lawrence Feick was born on March 8, 1878, in Willard, Ohio. He moved to Garrett, Indiana, in 1897. In 1899, he married Lena Stoner with whom he had one son, Dale. Before practicing law, Feick worked for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (1897-1901) and was a lobbyist for the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen (c. 1901-1909). He also wrote a book titled The Life of Railway Men (1905). He was admitted to the bar in 1909 and practiced law in Garrett. After practicing law for a time, Feick entered the public arena. He served as a State Representative (1915); Deputy Inspector for the Indiana Department of Oil Inspection (1915-1916); U.S. Commissioner (1917-1918); and Mayor of Garrett, Indiana (1934-1963). In 1936, he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. He died on January 15, 1967.


Shepherd, Rebecca A., Charles W. Calhoun, Elizabeth Shanahan-Shoemaker, and Alan F. January, comp. A Biographical Directory of the Indiana General Assembly, Volume 2, 1900-1984. Indianapolis: The Select Committee on the Centennial History of the Indiana General Assembly, 1984.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection primarily consists of Feick’s correspondence while Mayor of Garrett, Indiana. Some correspondence is from his time working with the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. The bulk of the newspaper clippings relate to Feick’s work on behalf of the Brotherhood with a few from his time as Mayor. There are also a few promotional materials, largely related to political campaigns.  All the materials are photocopies.

Folder Listing:

1. Correspondence, 1905-1959
2. Correspondence, 1960-1963
3. Correspondence, 1964-1965, undated
4. Newspaper clippings. 1901-1964, undated
5. Promotional materials, 1908, 1964, undated

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:
5 folders
Collection Dates:
1901-1964, bulk 1950-1964
Frederick L. Feick, 15 December 1965
Access: This collection is open for research.
Reproduction Rights:
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.  Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
Language Materials are entirely in English
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