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FRANKS, Robert Douglas, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Hackensack, Bergen County,
N.J., September 21, 1951; attended public schools; B.A., DePauw University,
1973; J.D., Southern Methodist University, 1976; newspaper owner; executive
director for the New Jersey gubernatorial election campaign of Raymond H.
Bateman, 1977; consultant to the campaign committees of United States
Representative James A. Courter of New Jersey, 1978, and Governor Thomas H.
Kean of New Jersey, 1981; campaign manager for United States Representative
James A. Courter of New Jersey, 1982, and United States Representative Dean A.
Gallo of New Jersey, 1984; member, New Jersey state assembly, 1980-1993;
chairman, New Jersey Republican Party, 1988-1992; elected as a Republican to
the One Hundred Third and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3,
1993-January 3, 2001); was not a candidate for reelection to the United States
House of Representatives in 2000, but was an unsuccessful candidate for
nomination to the United States Senate; unsuccessful candidate for nomination
for Governor of New Jersey in 2000; president, Health Care Institute of New
Jersey; died on April 9, 2010, in New York, N.Y.