HORTON, Frank Jefferson, (1919 - 2004)


Campaign poster (detail), 1964-1990, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

HORTON, Frank Jefferson, a Representative from New York; born in Cuero, De Witt County, Tex., December 12, 1919; attended the public schools of Baton Rouge, La.; A.B., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La., 1941; LL.B., Cornell University Law School, Ithaca, N.Y., 1947; United States Army 1941-1945; admitted to the New York bar, 1947; lawyer, private practice; active in civil defense and Boy Scout work; president of Rochester Community Baseball, Inc., 1956-1962; executive vice president of the International Baseball League, 1959-1961, and also attorney for the league; member of the city council of Rochester, 1955-1961; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-eighth and to the fourteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1963-January 3, 1993); not a candidate for renomination to the One Hundred Third Congress in 1992; died on August 30, 2004, in Winchester, Va.; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.