Jacob Frolich

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Oberndorf, Germany
OccupationNewspaper publisher

Jacob Frolich (1837 - 1890) was a newspaper publisher and served as Arkansas Secretary of State.[1]

He was born in Oberndorf, Germany in Bavaria and emigrated to the United States with his family. John Frolich and Marie Elizabeth Herrman were his parents.[2] They loved in various states. Frolich settled in Searcy, Arkansas. He purchased Curran Hall after the American Civil War. He founded and published the White County Record, a Democrat Party affiliated paper. He served as Secretary of State of Arkansas for three terms from 1879 to 1885.[3] A portrait of him is part of the Aroansas Digital Archives.[4]

He corresponded with Fontaine Richard Earle.[5] Records of his expenses.from the Secretary of State office exist.[6]

He married Mollie Gaines Finley September 2,1869 and they had three children: Pearl, Finley, and Herman.[7] The Arkansas Digital Archives have a collection of his papers.[7]


  1. "Encyclopedia of Arkansas". Encyclopedia of Arkansas.
  2. Kwas, Mary L. (April 1, 2011). "A Pictorial History of Arkansas's Old State House: Celebrating 175 Years". University of Arkansas Press – via Google Books.
  3. Allsopp, Fred William (May 3, 1922). "History of the Arkansas Press for a Hundred Years and More". Parke-Harper Publishing – via Google Books.
  4. "Jacob Frolich". Arkansas State Archives images collection, 1830s-current. June 1, 2020.
  5. "Correspondence: Jacob Frolich (Little Rock, Arkansas) to Fontaine Richard Earle, November 5, 1879 | ArchivesSpace at the University of Arkansas". uark.as.atlas-sys.com.
  6. State, Arkansas Auditor of (May 3, 1884). "Biennial Report" – via Google Books.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Jacob Frolich papers, circa 1880s". Finding aids. December 31, 1880.

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