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Our History: Featured Alumni/ae: Dominick, Frederick H., 1897

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Frederick Haskell Dominick

Congressman from South Carolina

Frederick Haskell Dominick was born in Peak in Newberry County, South Carolina on February 20, 1877. He attended the public schools of Columbia, South Carolina, Newberry College, South Carolina College in Columbia and the Law Department of the University of Virginia. He was admitted to the South Carolina bar in 1898 and began his practice in Newberry, South Carolina. Dominick became a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1901 to 1902 and was chairman of the Democratic Party County Committee from 1906 to 1914. He served as an assistant attorney general of South Carolina from 1913 to 1916. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1920 and 1924.

Dominick was elected to the Sixty-fifth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1917 to March 3, 1933). He was one of the managers appointed by the United States House of Representatives in 1926 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against George W. English, who was a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Illinois. Dominick was an unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination in 1932. During World War II, he served as an assistant to the United States Attorney General of the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.. He practiced law in Newberry, South Carolina until his death there on March 11, 1960. He was interred in Rosemont Cemetery.

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