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Frederick Bernard ROONEY

(1925- )

ROONEY, Frederick Bernard, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pa., November 6, 1925; attended the public schools; graduated from the Bethlehem High School in 1944; served in the United States Army from February 1944 to April 1946, with service in Europe as a paratrooper; B.A., University of Georgia at Athens, 1950; engaged in the real estate and insurance business in 1950; elected to two terms in the State senate and served from November 5, 1958, until his resignation August 6, 1963; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-eighth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Francis E. Walter, and reelected to the seven succeeding Congresses (July 30, 1963-January 3, 1979); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-sixth Congress in 1978; established a consulting business; is a resident of Washington, D.C.

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

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