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Frank Monroe CLARK

(1915-2003)

CLARK, Frank Monroe, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Bessemer, Lawrence County, Pa., December 24, 1915; attended the public schools; also attended Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics; enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps in 1942 and served in Europe as a flight officer until discharged in 1945; major in Air Force Reserve; while still in the service was appointed chief of police of Bessemer, serving in that capacity until November 1954; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Eighty-third Congress in 1952; delegate to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Conference 1956-1974, to the Interparliamentary Conference in Germany in 1957, to the Christian Leadership for Peace Conference at The Hague in 1958, and to International Roads Conference in 1959, 1962-1968; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fourth and to the nine succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1955, until his resignation December 31, 1974; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress; unsuccessful candidate for nomination in 1976 to the Ninety-fifth Congress, in 1978 to the Ninety-sixth Congress and in 1990 to the One Hundred Second Congress; died on June 17, 2003, in New Castle, Pa.

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

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