John D. Fredericks

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John D. Fredericks
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 10th district
In office
May 1, 1923 – March 3, 1927
Preceded byHenry Z. Osborne
Succeeded byJoe Crail
Personal details
John D. Fredericks

(1869-09-10)September 10, 1869
Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
DiedAugust 26, 1945(1945-08-26) (aged 75)
Los Angeles, California
Political partyRepublican

John Donnan Fredericks (September 10, 1869 – August 26, 1945) was a U.S. Representative from California.


Born in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, Fredericks attended the public schools and Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1896 and commenced practice in Los Angeles, California. He served as an adjutant in the Seventh Regiment, California Volunteer Infantry, during the Spanish–American War in 1898. He served as district attorney of Los Angeles County 1903-1915. He was an unsuccessful Republican candidate for Governor of California in 1914 against Hiram Johnson, who had been elected under the Republican Party banner 4 years previous.

Fredericks was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Henry Z. Osborne. He was reelected to the Sixty-ninth Congress and served from May 1, 1923, to March 3, 1927. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1926. He resumed the practice of law at Los Angeles where he died August 26, 1945. He was interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.


  • United States Congress. "John D. Fredericks (id: F000358)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry Z. Osborne
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 10th congressional district

Succeeded by
Joe Crail
Party political offices
Preceded by
Hiram Johnson
Republican nominee for
Governor of California

Succeeded by
William Stephens

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website