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Frank BUCHANAN

(1902-1951)

BUCHANAN, Frank, (husband of Vera Daerr Buchanan), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pa., December 1, 1902; attended the public schools and was graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1925; teacher in high schools of Homestead and McKeesport, Pa., 1924-1928 and 1931-1942; automobile dealer 1928-1931; economic consultant 1928-1946; served as mayor of McKeesport, Pa., 1942-1946; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Samuel A. Weiss; reelected to the Eightieth, Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses and served from May 21, 1946, until his death in Bethesda, Md., April 27, 1951; chairman, Select Committee on Lobbying Activities (Eighty-first Congress); interment in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township (near McKeesport), Pa.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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