BECKER, Frank John

BECKER, Frank John
Image courtesy Library of Congress
1899–1981

Biography

BECKER, Frank John, a Representative from New York; born in Brooklyn, N.Y., August 27, 1899; moved with his parents to Lynbrook, Nassau County, L.I., in November 1905; attended the public schools of Lynbrook and Brown's Business College, Jamaica, L.I.; during the First World War enlisted in the United States Army July 22, 1918, and served overseas in France and England; was discharged from the service on September 22, 1919; engaged in the insurance business in Lynbrook, N.Y.; member of the State assembly of New York 1945-1953; director and later chairman of board of Suburbia Federal Savings & Loan Association; delegate to each Republican National Convention from 1952 to 1964; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1965); was not a candidate for renomination in 1964; president of real-estate and insurance company; resided in Lynbrook, N.Y., where he died September 4, 1981; interment in Pine Lawn National Cemetery, Pinelawn, N.Y.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Oral History: Transcript in the Oral History Collection of the Association of Former Members of Congress. Restricted. Sound recording in the Library's Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.

University at Albany Libraries, SUNY
M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives

Albany, NY
Papers: ca. 1924-1965, 32 cubic feet. The papers of Frank J. Becker contain correspondence (1924-1964) pertaining mostly to immigrants, servicemen and veterans. Other materials include legislative files, news releases, newsletters, speeches, clippings, and memorabilia. An unpublished guide is available in the repository.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Pfeffer, Leo. "The Becker Amendment." Journal of Church and State 6 (Autumn 1964): 344-9.

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