Oliver W. Frey

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Oliver W. Frey
Oliver W. Frey (Pennsylvania Congressman).jpg
US House of Representatives photo, circa 1938.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 9th district
In office
November 7, 1933 – January 3, 1939
Preceded byHenry Winfield Watson
Succeeded byCharles L. Gerlach
Personal details
Born(1887-09-07)September 7, 1887
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
DiedAugust 26, 1939(1939-08-26) (aged 51)
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materCollege of William & Mary
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
RankFirst Lieutenant
Battles/warsWorld War I

Oliver Walter Frey (September 7, 1887 – August 26, 1939) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


Frey was born near Quakertown, Pennsylvania. He moved to Ohio with his parents in 1891 and to Allentown, Pennsylvania, in 1893. He graduated from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1915. During the First World War he enlisted in the United States Army. He was commissioned a first lieutenant in the 314th Infantry, serving overseas in the 79th Division. He served from April 1917 until honorably discharged in June 1919. Frey resumed his studies at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated from its law department in 1920.

Frey was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Henry Winfield Watson. He was reelected to the Seventy-fourth and Seventy-fifth Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938. After his time in Congress he worked as general counsel for the Farm Credit Administration in Baltimore, Maryland, from April 1939 until his death in Allentown, Pennsylvania.


Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district

November 7, 1933 – January 3, 1939
Succeeded by