Wachter, Frank Charles
(1861 - 1910)
Congressman, Republican Party
A Representative from Maryland; born in Baltimore, Md., September 16, 1861; attended private schools and St. Paul's Evangelical School at Baltimore, Md.; learned the trade of clothing cutter and in 1892 engaged in the cloth-shrinking business; member of the jail board of Baltimore 1896-1898; unsuccessful candidate for police commissioner of Baltimore in 1898; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1907); was not a candidate for renomination in 1906; resumed his former business pursuits in Baltimore; member of the board of managers of Maryland Penitentiary from 1909 until his death in Baltimore, Md., on July 1, 1910; interment in Loudon Park Cemetery.
From: Congressional Data Base (2007)
"The World of the Wachters" by Edward Pinkowski