Franklin H. Lichtenwalter

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Franklin H. Lichtenwalter
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 8th district
In office
September 9, 1947 – January 3, 1951
Preceded by Charles L. Gerlach
Succeeded by Albert C. Vaughn
122nd Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
Preceded by Ira T. Fiss
Succeeded by Herbert P. Sorg
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born March 28, 1910
Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania
Died March 4, 1973(1973-03-04) (aged 62)
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican

Franklin Herbert Lichtenwalter (March 28, 1910 – March 4, 1973) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Franklin H. Lichtenwalter was born in Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania. He was engaged in general insurance business from 1933 to 1973. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from 1938 to 1947, serving as majority leader from 1943 to 1946 and as speaker in 1947.

Lichtenwalter was elected as a Republican to the 80th Congress by special election, September 9, 1947, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Charles L. Gerlach. He was re-elected to the 81st Congress and served from September 9, 1947, to January 3, 1951. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1950. After his time in Congress he resumed the insurance business and became vice president and managing director of the Pennsylvania Electric Association in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles L. Gerlach
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by
Albert C. Vaughn