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Franklin H. Lichtenwalter

Franklin H. Lichtenwalter, American congressman.

Background

  • Lichtenwalter, Franklin H. was born on March 28, 1910 in Palmerton, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Bert A. and Ellen M. (Ash) Lichtenwalter.

  • Education

    • Educated in high school.

    Career

    • Elected to Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1938, 40, 42, 44 and 1946. Majority leader of the House, 1943, 45, speaker, 1947. Member 80th and 81st Congresses (1947-1951), 8th Pennsylvania district Director Goschenhoppen Mutual Fire Insurance corporation since 1942.

      Chairman, Northeast Division of Problems of Social Welfare and Relief of Council of State Govts. Member National Conference on Child Welfare and Youth. Member Executive Committee Interstate Commision on Delaware River Basin.

      Secretary Gov’s. Advisory Commision on Flood Control and Navigation Projects under National Flood Control Act. Member National Committee Rivers and Harbors Congress. Trustee Pennsylvania Association for Blind.

      Member Pennsylvania Society.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member 80th and 81st Congresses (1947-1951), 8th Pennsylvania district Director Goschenhoppen Mutual Fire Insurance corporation since 1942. Chairman, Northeast Division of Problems of Social Welfare and Relief of Council of State Govts. Member National Conference on Child Welfare and Youth.

    Member Executive Committee Interstate Commision on Delaware River Basin. Member National Committee Rivers and Harbors Congress. Trustee Pennsylvania Association for Blind.

    Member Pennsylvania Society. Mason (Shriner); member Macungie Grange. Clubs: Lions (past president), American Business.

    Connections

    • Married Marguertie M. Stoneback, September 21, 1931.
    • father: Bert A. Lichtenwalter
    • mother: Ellen M. (Ash) Lichtenwalter
    • spouse: Marguertie M. Stoneback
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    Died March, 1973
    (aged 62)
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