Frederick Augustus Conkling
(August 22, 1816 – September 18, 1891) was a United States Representative
York during the American
Civil War, and a postbellum banker,
insurance company executive, and writer.
A son of Congressman Alfred Conkling
and a brother of Representative and U.S. Senator Roscoe Conkling, Frederick Conkling was born
in Canajoharie, Montgomery
He pursued classical studies and attended
The Albany Academy
. He engaged in
mercantile pursuits in New York City, and was a member of the
New York State Assembly
1854, 1859, and 1860.
At the start of the Civil War, Conkling organized the 84th New York
Infantry in June 1861 and became its colonel
. He initially served
throughout the Shenandoah
Conkling was elected as a Republican
to the Thirty-seventh
, holding office from March 4, 1861, to March 3, 1863.
He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1862 to the
Thirty-eighth Congress and was an unsuccessful Republican candidate
for mayor of New York City
He was one
of the organizers of the West Side Savings Bank of New York City
and served as its president for many years; subsequently he became
president of the Aetna Fire Insurance Co., of
Connecticut and served until its dissolution in 1880.
authored numerous pamphlets
commercial, and scientific subjects.
died in New York City in 1891; interment was in Green-Wood
Cemetery in Brooklyn.