Frank J. Becker

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Frank John Becker
Frank Becker.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 3rd district
In office
January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1963
Preceded by Henry J. Latham
Succeeded by Steven Derounian
Personal details
Born (1899-08-27)August 27, 1899
Brooklyn, New York
Died October 4, 1981(1981-10-04) (aged 82)
Lynbrook, New York
Political party Republican Party
Spouse(s) Anne Claire Ferris Becker
Children Francis X Becker

Robert G. Becker

Elizabeth Ann Becker Myers

Alma mater Brown’s Business College
Religion Roman Catholic
Military service
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Battles/wars World War I

Frank John Becker (August 27, 1899 – September 4, 1981) was an American politician and a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

Personal life[edit]

Becker was born in Brooklyn son of Maximilian and Eva (Sperling) Becker. He moved with his parents to Lynbrook, Nassau County, Long Island, in November 1905. He attended the public schools of Lynbrook and Brown’s Business College, Jamaica, Long Island. He married Anne Claire Ferris on June 30, 1923, and they had three children, Francis X. Becker (a State Supreme Court justice on Long Island), Robert G., and Elizabeth Ann.[1] He was an active member in the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, and the Knights of Columbus.[2]

Career[edit]

During World War I, Becker enlisted in the United States Army on July 22, 1918 and served until September 22, 1919. He founded a real estate and insurance business in Lynbrook, New York, and was also chairman emeritus of the board of directors of the Suburbia Federal Savings and Loan Association in Garden City. He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Nassau Co., 1st D.) from 1945 to 1952, sitting in the 165th, 166th, 167th and 168th New York State Legislatures.

He was elected as a Republican to the 83rd, 84th, 85th, 86th, 87th and 88th United States Congresses, holding office from January 3, 1953, to January 3, 1965.[3] Not a candidate for re-election in 1964, he said he was retiring to spend more time with his family and to make room for younger candidates.

Becker was a delegate to the 1952, 1956, 1960 and 1964 Republican National Conventions.

Death[edit]

Becker died in Lynbrook, New York, on September 4, 1981 (age 82 years, 8 days). He is interred at Long Island National Cemetery, near Farmingdale, Long Island, New York.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Frank J. Becker". The New York Times Company. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "FRANK JOHN BECKER PAPERS, (APAP-224), 1953-1964". University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York. 
  3. ^ "Frank J. Becker". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Frank J. Becker". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
John D. Bennett
New York State Assembly
Nassau County, 1st District

1945–1952
Succeeded by
John G. Herrmann
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry J. Latham
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 3rd congressional district

1953–1963
Succeeded by
Steven Derounian
Preceded by
Joseph P. Addabbo
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 5th congressional district

1963–1965
Succeeded by
Herbert Tenzer