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Fred B. Rooney
Member of the United States House of Representatives
In office
July 30, 1963 – January 3, 1979
Preceded by Francis E. Walter
Succeeded by Donald L. Ritter
Member of the Pennsylvania State Senate

In office
November 5, 1958 – August 6, 1963
Personal details
Born November 6, 1925(1925-11-06) (age 96)
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of Georgia

Frederick Bernard Rooney, Jr. (born November 6, 1925) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

He served in the United States Army from February 1944 to April 1946, with service in Europe as a paratrooper. He graduated from the University of Georgia at Athens in 1950 with a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree. He was elected to two terms in the Pennsylvania State Senate and served from November 5, 1958, until his resignation August 6, 1963.

He was elected as a Democrat to the 88th 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. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1978.


  • Fred B. Rooney at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Francis E. Walter
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district

Succeeded by
Don Ritter

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