FRANKS, Gary A., a Representative from Connecticut; born in Waterbury, New Haven
County, Conn., February 9, 1953; B.A., Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 1975;
member of the Waterbury County, Conn., board of aldermen, 1986-1990;
unsuccessful candidate for comptroller of Connecticut in 1986; elected as a
Republican to the One Hundred Second and to the two succeeding Congresses
(January 3, 1991-January 3, 1997); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the
One Hundred Fifth Congress in 1996; unsuccessful candidate for election to the
United States Senate in 1998.
BibliographyGary A. Franks in
Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007. Prepared under the
direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History
& Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government
Printing Office, 2008; Franks, Gary.
Searching for the Promised Land: An African Americans Optimistic
Odyssey. New York: Regan Books, 1996.