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Gary Alvin Franks

Gary Alvin Franks, American former congressman, real estate professional. Named Outstanding Young Man Waterbury Boys Club, 1971, Man of Year Negro Professional Women's Club.


  • Franks, Gary Alvin was born on February 9, 1953 in Waterbury, Connecticut, United States. Son of Richard Dobbs and Jenary Minnie (Petteway) Franks.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Yale University, 1975.


    • Industrial/labor relations professional Continental Can, Connecticut, 1976-1978, Chesebrough-Ponds, 1978-1982, Cadbury Schweppes, 1982-1986. President, founder Global Assessment of Functioning Realty, Waterbury, 1986-1990. Member 102nd-103rd Congresses from 5th Connecticut Dist, 1990-1996.

      President Franks & Genoa Associates LLC, since 1996. Candidate for senate. Member policy committee, commerce commission vice chairman energy and power subcommittee, heal and the environment subcommittee.


    Christians acting as the salt of the earth and the light of the world have a responsibility to engage their culture, including participating in the political process.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    The two greatest commandments are to "love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with your entire mind" and to "love your neighbor as yourself.".

    Denomination: Baptist


    There are different understandings about the Bible's authority in our lives. The task of every believer is to use different Bible translations and commentaries in order to discover the word of God.


    Alderman City of Waterbury, 1986-1990, president pro tempore, 1986-1987. Vice chairman Waterbury Zoning Committee, 1986-1987. Member Environmental Control Commission, Waterbury, 1988-1990.

    Director American Red Cross, Naugatuck, Connecticut, 1984-1987, Waterbury Chamber of Commerce, 1987-1990. Member Waterbury Foundation, 1989-1990. Member Waterbury Fire Board, 1986-1987, Waterbury Housing Assistance Program Commission, 1986-1990.

    Board directors Waterbury Opportunities Industrialization Center, 1985-1990, Waterbury Boys Club, 1984-1989, Young Men’s Christian Association, 1988-1990. Member Congressional Black Caucus, Conservative Opportunities Society.


    • Married Donna Williams, March 10, 1990. Children: Jessica Lynn, Gary Alvin. 1 stepchild, Azia Forrest.
    • father: Richard Dobbs Franks
    • mother: Jenary Minnie (Petteway) Franks
    • spouse: Donna Williams
    • children: Jessica Lynn Franks
    • Gary Alvin Franks
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    Born February 9, 1953
    (age 64)
    • 1975
      Yale University
    • 1976 - 1978
      Industrial/labor relations professional Continental Can
      Connecticut, United States
    • 1978 - 1982
      Industrial/labor relations professional Continental Can
    • 1982 - 1986
      Industrial/labor relations professional Continental Can
    • 1986 - 1990
      Waterbury, Connecticut, United States
    • 1990 - 1996
      member, 102nd-103rd Congresses from 5th Connecticut Dist
    • 1996
      president, Franks & Genoa Associates Limited Liability Company