Frank Charles Bunnell

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Frank Charles Bunnell
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 15th district
In office
March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1889
Preceded by George A. Post
Succeeded by Myron B. Wright
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 13th district
In office
December 24, 1872 – March 3, 1873
Preceded by Ulysses Mercur
Succeeded by James D. Strawbridge
Personal details
Born (1842-03-19)March 19, 1842
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Died September 11, 1911(1911-09-11) (aged 69)
Political party Republican

Frank Charles Bunnell (March 19, 1842 – September 11, 1911) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


Frank C. Bunnell was born in Washington Township, Pennsylvania. He attended the district rural school and Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, Pennsylvania, until he enlisted as a private in Company B, Fifty-second Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, in September 1861. He was promoted and served as quartermaster sergeant of his regiment during the peninsular campaign under General McClellan. He was discharged from the service April 2, 1863, on a surgeon’s certificate of disability. He was engaged in mercantile pursuits from 1864 to 1869. He moved to Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, and engaged in agricultural pursuits and in banking.

Bunnell was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination in 1872. He was subsequently elected to the Forty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Ulysses Mercur. He served as president of the Wyoming County Agricultural Society for over twenty years, and was elected burgess and borough treasurer of Tunkhannock in 1884.

Bunnell was again elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1888. He died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Interment in Gravel Hill Cemetery in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ulysses Mercur
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district

Succeeded by
James D. Strawbridge
Preceded by
George A. Post
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district

Succeeded by
Myron B. Wright