BECKER, Frank John, (1899 - 1981)


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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.