FREAR, Joseph Allen, Jr., (1903 - 1993)

Senate Years of Service: 1949-1961
Party: Democrat

FREAR, Joseph Allen, Jr., a Senator from Delaware; born on a farm near Rising Sun, Kent County, Del., March 7, 1903; attended the public schools; graduated from the University of Delaware in 1924; president and owner of a retail business in Dover, Del.; banker; commissioner of Delaware State College 1936-1941 and Delaware Old Age Welfare Commission 1938-1948; director, Federal Land Bank Board, Baltimore, Md., 1938-1947, being chairman of the board the last two years; president of Kent General Hospital, Dover, Del., 1947-1951; during the Second World War served in the United States Army as a major 1944-1946; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1948; reelected in 1954, and served from January 3, 1949, to January 3, 1961; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1960; appointed to the Securities and Exchange Commission 1961-1963; resumed former business and banking pursuits; was a resident of Dover, Del., until his death, January 15, 1993; interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden, Del.