Frederick G. Payne
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1904
Date of Death: 1978
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Occupation: Businessman, politician
Political Party: Republican Party
Political Office(s): Governor of Maine,
United States Senator from Maine
Turtledove Appearances:
The Hot War
POD: November, 1950
Appearance(s): Bombs Away
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Political Office(s): Governor of Maine
Frederick George Payne (July 24, 1904 – June 15, 1978) was an American businessman and politician. A member of the Republican Party, he served as a U.S. Senator from Maine from 1953 to 1959. He previously served as the 60th Governor of Maine from 1949 to 1953.

Frederick G. Payne in The Hot WarEdit

After the Soviet Union's atomic attack on Bangor on March 2, 1951, Maine Governor Fred Payne called out the National Guard. Every other state attacked that day followed suit.[1]


  1. Bombs Away, pg. 170, ebook.
Political offices
Preceded by
Horace Hildreth
Governor of Maine
Succeeded by
Burton M. Cross
Preceded by
Owen Brewster
U.S. Senator from Maine
Served alongside: Margaret Chase Smith
Succeeded by
Edmund Muskie