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Frank John Becker
Member of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965
Preceded by Joseph P. Addabbo
Succeeded by Herbert Tenzer
Member of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1963
Preceded by Henry J. Latham
Succeeded by Steven Derounian
Member of the State Assembly
from the Nassau County, 1st district

In office
January 1, 1945 – December 31, 1952
Preceded by John D. Bennett
Succeeded by John G. Herrmann
Personal details
Born (1899-08-27)August 27, 1899
Brooklyn, New York
Died October 4, 1981(1981-10-04) (aged 82)
Lynbrook, New York
Spouse(s) Anne Claire Ferris Becker
Children Francis X Becker

Robert G. Becker

Elizabeth Ann Becker Myers

Alma mater Brown’s Business College
Religion Roman Catholic
Military service
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Battles/wars World War I

Frank John Becker (August 27, 1899 – September 4, 1981) was an American politician and a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Becker was born in Brooklyn son of Maximilian and Eva (Sperling) Becker. He moved with his parents to Lynbrook, Nassau County, Long Island, in November 1905. He attended the public schools of Lynbrook and Brown’s Business College, Jamaica, Long Island. He married Anne Claire Ferris on June 30, 1923, and they had three children: Francis X. Becker (a State Supreme Court justice on Long Island), Robert G., and Elizabeth Ann.[1] He was an active member in the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, and the Knights of Columbus.[2]

Career[edit | edit source]

During World War I, Becker enlisted in the United States Army on July 22, 1918 and served until September 22, 1919. He founded a real estate and insurance business in Lynbrook, New York, and was also chairman emeritus of the board of directors of the Suburbia Federal Savings and Loan Association in Garden City. He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Nassau Co., 1st D.) from 1945 to 1952, sitting in the 165th, 166th, 167th and 168th New York State Legislatures.

He was elected as a Republican to the 83rd, 84th, 85th, 86th, 87th and 88th United States Congresses, holding office from January 3, 1953, to January 3, 1965.[3] Not a candidate for re-election in 1964, he said he was retiring to spend more time with his family and to make room for younger candidates.

Becker was a delegate to the 1952, 1956, 1960 and 1964 Republican National Conventions.

Death[edit | edit source]

Becker died in Lynbrook, New York, on September 4, 1981 (age 82 years, 8 days). He is interred at Long Island National Cemetery, near Farmingdale, Long Island, New York.[4]

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

  • Frank J. Becker at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
Unrecognised parameter
Preceded by
John D. Bennett
New York State Assembly
Nassau County, 1st District

Succeeded by
John G. Herrmann
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry J. Latham
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Steven Derounian
Preceded by
Joseph P. Addabbo
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by
Herbert Tenzer

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