ROONEY, Frederick Bernard, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Bethlehem, Northampton
County, Pa., November 6, 1925; attended the public schools; graduated from the
Bethlehem High School in 1944; served in the United States Army from February
1944 to April 1946, with service in Europe as a paratrooper; B.A., University
of Georgia at Athens, 1950; engaged in the real estate and insurance business
in 1950; elected to two terms in the State senate and served from November 5,
1958, until his resignation August 6, 1963; elected as a Democrat to the
Eighty-eighth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the
death of United States Representative Francis E. Walter, and reelected to the
seven succeeding Congresses (July 30, 1963-January 3, 1979); unsuccessful
candidate for reelection to the Ninety-sixth Congress in 1978; established a
consulting business; is a resident of Washington, D.C.
BibliographyRalph Nader Congress Project.
Citizens Look at Congress: Fred B. Rooney, Democratic Representative
from Pennsylvania. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers,