About Frederick Hicks Cocks
Frederick Cocks Hicks (originally Frederick Hicks Cocks; March 6, 1872 - December 14, 1925) was a United States Representative from New York. Born in Westbury, he attended the public schools, Swarthmore College, and Harvard University.
He engaged in banking, and was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1912 to the Sixty-third Congress. He was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1915 to March 3, 1923. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1922 and declined a diplomatic position to Uruguay tendered by President Warren Harding. Hicks was eastern director of the Republican National Committee campaign in 1924, and was appointed by President Calvin Coolidge as a member of the commission to represent the United States at the celebration of the Centennial of the Battle of Aracucho, held at Lima, Peru, during December 1924.
He was appointed Alien Property Custodian on April 10, 1925, and served until his death in Washington, D.C. in 1925. Interment was in Quaker Cemetery, Westbury, Long Island.
Frederick C. Hicks' brother, William Willets Cocks, was also a U.S. Representative from New York.
Rep. Hicks' was a supporter of woman suffrage. Representative Frederick Hicks of New York had been at the bedside of his dying wife but left at her urging to support the cause. He provided the final, crucial vote, and then returned home for her funeral.