Emery L. Frazier

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Emery L. Frazier
Frazier in 1937
20th Secretary of the United States Senate
In office
January 1, 1966 – September 30, 1966
Preceded byFelton M. Johnston
Succeeded byFrancis R. Valeo
Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives from the 45th district
In office
Preceded byBenjamin L. Cox
Succeeded byWilliam M. Duncan
Mayor of Whitesburg, Kentucky
Personal details
Born(1896-09-24)September 24, 1896
Railey Station, Kentucky
DiedApril 24, 1973(1973-04-24) (aged 76)
Alma materUniversity of Kentucky

Emery L. Frazier (September 24, 1896 – April 24, 1973)[1] was a Kentucky politician who served as secretary of the United States Senate.

Born in Railey Station in Woodford County, Kentucky, he interrupted his studies at the University of Kentucky in 1917 to enlist in the Army. After serving during World War I, he completed his degree and was admitted to the Kentucky Bar in 1921. He was elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1922, later served as reading clerk of the House, and was elected mayor of the City of Whitesburg.

Frazier was reading clerk for the Democratic National Convention in 1932, when he followed his friend, Senator Alben W. Barkley, to Washington, D.C. There, Frazier was appointed legislative clerk of the Senate that year and served until 1948, when he was appointed Chief Clerk of the Senate. Frazier ascended to Secretary of the U.S. Senate on January 1, 1966, the twentieth person to hold that title, and he served for nine months before leaving the office and being appointed by the Senate to work on a history of the body.[2] Frazier continued that work until 1970, when he retired because of illness.


  1. ^ "Official Congressional Directory, 89th Congress, 2nd Session, 1966". U.S. Government Printing Office. 2021-02-11. Retrieved 2021-02-11.
  2. ^ "Emery L. Frazier, Secretary of the Senate, 1966". U.S. Senate. 2021-02-11. Retrieved 2021-02-11.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Benjamin L. Cox
Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives
from the 45th district

1922 – 1924
Succeeded by
William M. Duncan
Government offices
Preceded by
Felton M. Johnston
20th Secretary of the United States Senate
Succeeded by