FRELINGHUYSEN, freging-hi-z•in, Fred erick, American lawyer: b. Somerset County, N. J., 13 April 1753; d. 13 April 1804. He was graduated at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton) in 1770; studied law, and was ad mitted to the bar in 1773. Two years later he was chosen a member of the Provincial Con gress of New Jersey. He was a member of the Continental Congress much of the time dur ing the Revolutionary War; served as a captain in the army; participated in the battle of Tren in 1777 he became colonel of the New York militia and took part in all the military opera tions of Washington's army in that year and in the battle of Monmouth in 1778. From 1783 to 1793 he practised his profession, and attained great eminence; in 1793 he became United States senator serving until 1796. He led an expedition against the Western Indians in 1790.
FRELINGHUYSEN,Frederick Theodore, American statesman: b. Millstone, N. J. 4 Aug. 1817; d. Newark, N. J., 20 May 1885. He was a nephew and adopted son of T. Frelinghuysen (q.v.). He was graduated at Rutgers College
in 1836, and studied law in the office of his uncle and adopted father and succeeded to the latter's large practice in 1839. He was city attorney for Newark in 1849, and was widely known as counsel of many large corporations, among them the Central Railroad of New Jer sey and the Morris and Essex Canal Company. He was one of the founders of the Republican party in New Jersey. He became attorney general of New Jersey in 1861, serving until 1866, when he was appointed United States senator. He remained in the Senate till 1869, and was regarded as an able debater. In 1870 he was appointed Minister to Germany, but de clined the appointment. He returned to the Senate in 1871. He was a member of the Elec toral Commission of 1876-77. He succeeded James G. Blaine as Secretary of State under President Arthur in 1881. He was president of the American Bible Society and a trustee of Rutgers College.