Frank Putnam Flint

Frank Putnam Flint
United States Senator
from California
In office
March 4, 1905  March 4, 1911
Preceded by Thomas R. Bard
Succeeded by John D. Works
Personal details
Born (1862-07-15)July 15, 1862
North Reading, Massachusetts
Died February 11, 1929(1929-02-11) (aged 66)
Political party Republican

Frank Putnam Flint (July 15, 1862  February 11, 1929) Born in North Redding, Massachusetts. In 1869 his family moved to San Francisco, California, where he attended public schools. He had asthma. In 1888 he moved to Orange, then Los Angeles, California. On February 25, 1890, he married Katherlne J. Bloss in Los Angeles; and they had 2 children, a girl about 1892, and boy about 1894. Also in 1890, he was appointed a clerk in the United States marshal's office in Los Angeles, and began to study law. In 1892 he was appointed assistant United States attorney under Mathew Thompson Allen. In 1883 he resigned and formed a law partnership with Allen, Allen & Flint, which lasted 2 years until Allen became a Judge.[1] In 1895, Flint and Donald Barker reformed the law firm as Flint & Barker. In 1897 Flint was appointed United States attorney for the southern district of California, and served 4 years. Flint was active in Republican politics.[2] He was a fruit-grower,[3] politician and banker.

In Los Angeles he was member of the chamber of commerce and of its law committee; a member of the Municipal league, the Sunset club, the California club, the Union League club, the Republican league, the Masonic order and Knights Templar. He attended the Presbyterian church, was a trustee of Occidental college, a director of 2 banks (Equitable Savings, Los Angeles National).[4]

He served as United States Attorney for the Southern District of California from 1897 to 1901 and as a U.S. Senator from California from 1905 until 1911, as a Republican. Flint served one term in the Senate and did not seek reelection.

The city of La Cañada Flintridge, California is named, in part, for him, as he was a developer of Flintridge, which merged with La Cañada in the late 20th century. As a Senator from California, he played a great part in making the Mission style the official architectural style of government buildings in Southern California and played a major political role in bringing Owens Valley water to metropolitan Los Angeles.

On his death in 1929, Flint was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale.

See also


  1. Shuck, Oscar T. (1901). History of the Bench and Bar of California. Clark, New Jersey: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. p. 1022. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  2. "Sketch of New Senator" (Vol. 32, No. 103). Los Angeles Daily Herald. 12 January 1905. p. 2. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  3. Chapple, Joe Mitchell (March 1905). "Affairs at Washington". National Magazine. 21 (6): 586.
  4. "Sketch of New Senator" (Vol. 32, No. 103). Los Angeles Daily Herald. 12 January 1905. p. 2. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
United States Senate
Preceded by
Thomas R. Bard
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from California
Served alongside: George C. Perkins
Succeeded by
John D. Works

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