|United States Senator|
from West Virginia
January 31, 1877 – March 3, 1881
|Preceded by||Samuel Price|
|Succeeded by||Johnson N. Camden|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from West Virginia's 3rd district
March 4, 1871 – January 31, 1877
|Preceded by||John Witcher|
|Succeeded by||John E. Kenna|
|Born||July 4, 1825|
|Died||December 21, 1891 (aged 66)|
Union, West Virginia
Early and family life
Hereford studied law and was admitted to the Virginia bar and practiced. He moved to California in 1849 during the California Gold Rush and was district attorney of Sacramento County from 1855 to 1857.
He moved to West Virginia and was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second, Forty-third, and Forty-fourth Congresses and served from March 4, 1871, until January 31, 1877, when he resigned. As a Representative, he was chairman of the Committee on Commerce (Forty-fourth Congress).
Hereford was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate on January 26, 1877, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Allen Taylor Caperton, but didn't qualify until he resigned from the U.S. House of Representatives. He served from January 31, 1877, to March 3, 1881. As a Senator, he was chairman of the Committee on Mines and Mining (Forty-sixth Congress).
He resumed the practice of law and died in Union, West Virginia in 1891. Interment was in Green Hill Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "Frank Hereford (id: H000527)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
John S. Witcher
| U.S. Representative of West Virginia's 3rd Congressional District
John E. Kenna
| U.S. Senator (Class 1) from West Virginia
Served alongside: Henry G. Davis
Johnson N. Camden