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congressman , real estate professional

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.


Bachelor, Yale University, 1975.


Industrial/labor relations professional, Continental Can, Connecticut, 1976-1978;industrial/labor relations professional, Chesebrough-Ponds, Connecticut, 1978-1982;industrial/labor relations professional, Cadbury Schweppes, Connecticut, 1982-1986;president, founder, Global Assessment of Functioning Realty, Waterbury, Connecticut, 1986-1990;member, 102nd-103rd Congresses from 5th Connecticut Dist, 1990-1996;president, Franks & Genoa Associations LLC, since 1996;candidate for senate. Member policy committee, commerce commission vice chairman energy and power subcommittee, heal and the environment subcommittee.


At communion only the believer is invited to participate in the bread and cup of Christ.


A believer should support social climates, in which human communities are maintained and strengthened for the sake of all persons and their growth.


As human beings people find themselves as part of an unjust, sinful and violent world, which we may feel individually helpless to change. If we accept forgiveness, God can enable us to resist evil and to live life to the full.


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.

Richard Dobbs Franks

Jenary Minnie (Petteway) Franks

Donna Williams

Jessica Lynn Franks

Gary Alvin Franks