Frank Nye

Frank Mellen Nye (March 7, 1852 – November 29, 1935) was a Representative from Minnesota.

Early life and education

born in Shirley, Piscataquis County, Maine; moved to Wisconsin with his parents, who settled on a farm near River Falls, Pierce County, in 1855; attended the common schools and the local academy in River Falls.


He taught school for several years and then studied law; as admitted to the bar in 1878 and commenced practice in Hudson, Wisconsin; district attorney of Polk County, Wisconsin, 1879 – 1884; member of the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1884 and 1885;[1] moved to Minnesota in 1886, settled in Minneapolis, and continued the practice of law; assistant prosecuting attorney of Hennepin County; prosecuting attorney 1893 – 1897; elected as a Republican to the Sixtieth, Sixty-first, and Sixty-second congresses (March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1913); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1912; resumed the practice of his profession in Minneapolis; elected in 1920 judge of the district court of Hennepin County for a six-year term; reelected in 1926 and served until his retirement in 1932; died in Minneapolis, November 29, 1935; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, River Falls, Wisconsin.


  1. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1885,' Biographical Sketch of Frank Nye, pg. 438