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LICHTENWALTER, Franklin Herbert, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Palmerton, Carbon
County, Pa., on March 28, 1910; attended the public schools of Palmerton and
Upper Saucon Township; was graduated from Allentown High School in 1929;
engaged in general insurance business 1933-1973; member of the State house of
representatives 1938-1947, serving as majority leader 1943-1946 and as speaker
in 1947; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth Congress by special election,
September 9, 1947, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Charles L.
Gerlach; reelected to the Eighty-first Congress and served from September 9,
1947, to January 3, 1951; was not a candidate for renomination in 1950 to the
Eighty-second Congress; resumed the insurance business; vice president and
managing director of Pennsylvania Electric Association, Harrisburg, Pa.; died
in Harrisburg, Pa., March 4, 1973; interment in St. Pauls Blue Church
Cemetery, Coopersburg, Pa.