Frank M. Clark

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Franklin Monroe Clark
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 25th district
In office
January 3, 1955 – December 31, 1974
Preceded by Louis E. Graham
Succeeded by Gary A. Myers
Personal details
Born (1915-12-24)December 24, 1915
Bessemer, Pennsylvania
Died June 17, 2003(2003-06-17) (aged 87)
Political party Democratic

Frank Monroe Clark (December 24, 1915 – June 17, 2003) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Early life & military service

Frank Clark was born in Bessemer, Pennsylvania. He attended the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, and enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps in 1942, serving in Europe as a flight officer until discharged in 1945. Clark later became a major in the Air Force Reserve.

Public service

While still in the service, Clark was appointed as the chief of police of Bessemer, serving in that capacity until November 1954.

He was an unsuccessful candidate for election to Congress in 1952. He was elected as a Democrat in 1954 to the 84th United States Congress, defeating incumbent Republican Congressman Louis E. Graham, and was re-elected to the nine succeeding Congresses, serving until his resignation on December 31, 1974 following his defeat in the 1974 election to Republican Gary A. Myers.

He pleaded guilty to mail fraud and tax evasion on June 12, 1979. He was unsuccessful seeking re-election in 1976, 1978, and 1990.

He was a delegate to a number of conferences, including:

He died in New Castle, Pennsylvania.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Louis E. Graham
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 25th congressional district

Succeeded by
Gary A. Myers

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