|Attorney General of Pennsylvania|
October 13, 1953 – January 18, 1955
|Preceded by||Robert Woodside|
|Succeeded by||Herbert Cohen|
|Born||October 2, 1894
|Died||December 1969 (aged 76)
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
Frank F Truscott (October 2, 1894 – December 1969) was a former Attorney General of Pennsylvania and candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania. He was born to a wealthy horse breading family and long considered himself to be a gentleman farmer.[dead link] He graduated with a law degree from Lafayette College in 1917. He was the longtime City Solicitor of Philadelphia and a key fixture in the last days of the city's dying Republican machine; he ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 1940. In 1953, he was appointed to fill a vacancy in the Attorney General's office; he did not run for a full term, but instead sought the position of Lieutenant Governor in 1954. From 1953 to 1969 he was a trustee of his alma mater, Lafayette College.
Truscott was an outspoken opponent of Communism. He was involved in the circulation of a McCarthyist loyalty oath while serving as Attorney General. In 1956, he was a prosecutor on the case against communist organizer Steve Nelson.
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- Gendebien, Albert W. (1986). The Biography of a College: A History of Lafayette College 1927 - 1978. Easton, PA: Lafayette College.
|Attorney General of Pennsylvania
|Party political offices|
|Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania