Frank Henry Buck Edit Profile
He attended the public schools. He was a member of the Theta Delta Chi fraternity, and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1908 and from the law department of Harvard University in 1911.
He served as U.S. Representative from California from 1933 to 1942. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in San Francisco, California. Business
He was involved in business ventures including fruit growing, oil refining, and lumber, partly thanks to his inheritance.
In 1900, together with Burton E. Green (1868-1965), Charles A. Canfield (1848-1913), Max Whittier (1867–1928), William F. Herrin (1854-1927), Henry E. Huntington (1850-1927), William G. Kerckhoff (1856–1929), W.S. Porter and Frank H. Balch, known as the Amalgated Oil Company, he purchased Rancho Rodeo de las Aguas from Henry Hammel and Andrew H. Denker and renamed it Morocco Junction. After drilling for oil and only finding water, they reorganized their business into the Rodeo Land and Water Company to develop a new residential town later known as Beverly Hills, California. He became the leader of the newly founded California Grower's and Shipper's Protective League, a lobbying organization to protect the rights of fruit and vegetable growers.
He served as delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1928, 1936, and 1940. In 1933, he was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. House of Representatives. He served in Congress from March 4, 1933 until his death in Washington, D.C. on September 17, 1942.
He is credited with naming the Social Security program. Personal life
He died on September 17, 1942. He was interred in Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery, in Vacaville, California.
Member of Executive Committee California Democratic State Committee, 1928-1932. Member California History Society, Theta Delta Chi. Clubs: Pacific Union (San Francisco).
Married Zayda Zabriskie, April.; married second, Eva M. Benson, January 23, 1926. Children: Frank H., Margaret Anne, Brevoort, Edward Zabriskie.