Former Printer Invalid on Farm For the Last Twelve Years
Frederick Northrup, former printer and at one time member of the Assembly from the Second District of Dutchess County, died this morning at his home near Phillipsburg, where he had lived on a farm on the Walkill since 1915. For twelve years he had been almost a helpless invalid.
During Mr. Northrup’s career in the Assembly to which he was elected in 1906 on the Democratic ticket by a plurality of almost 1,000 he sponsored and saw enacted many measures in the interests of labor. Perhaps the most important was the law limiting hours of operators in radio signal towers to eight a day. Before the enactment of this measure telegraphers in signal towers worked twelve hours a day.