Lynn Frazier was born in Medford, Steele County, Minnesota, on 21st December, 1874. When he was a child his family moved to Dakota Territory. Educated at University of North Dakota he worked in agriculture.
A member of the Republican Party, Frazier was elected as Governor of North Dakota in 1917. His term came to an end in 1921 and the following year was elected to the Senate. Nye served on the Committee on Indian Affairs and worked closely with William Borah, Henrik Shipstead, John Elmer Thomas, Bronson Cutting, Gerald Nye, Robert LaFollette Jr., Burton K. Wheeler and other progressives in the Senate.
Frazier's isolationist views were unpopular in the Second World War and he lost his seat in Congress in 1940. Lynn Frazier died in Riverdale, Maryland on 11th January, 1947.