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John Jacob Franke,, American federal official. Recipient Man of Year Executive Excellence award Institute of Risk Management, 1986, Public Employees Roundtable award, 1987, Outstanding Public Service award American Society Public Administration, 1987.


Franke, John Jacob was born on June 28, 1930 in Tonkawa, Oklahoma, United States. Son of John Jacob and Golda Elaine (Peace) Franke.


Student, Kansas City Business College, Missouri, 1947-1948;student, University Kansas City, Missoury, 1951-1952;student, LaSalle U., 1954-1955.


With, Franke Barber Supply, Inc., Kansas City, Missoury, 1952-1972;councilman, City of Merriam, Kansas, 1965-1970;mayor, City of Merriam, 1970-1972;member, Johnson County Board Commissioners, 1973-1981;regional administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, 1981-1982;assistant secretary, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, 1982-1989;director, Federal Quality Institute, Washington, from 1989. Vice chairman President Council Management Improvement, Federal Advisory Committee Occupational Safety and Helath. Chairman Human Relations Commission, Governmental Operations Committee;board directors Rural Telephone Bank Board.


Member Kansas Legislation Council League Municipalities, 1966-1973, commissioner, 1973, chairman, 1974-1977. Member of advisory board National Park Service, 1973-1976. Member Kawcouncil Boy Scouts American, 1962-1976, Republican Central Committee Johnson County, 1972-1981.

Chairman Johnson County Library Board, 1974-1977. Chairman human resources policy committee Kansas Municipal League. Board directors, vice president Missouri-Arkansas Water Resources.

Board directors Greater Kansas City Resources Foundation. Chairman labor management steering committee National Association Counties. Served with United States Marine Corps, 1948-1952.


Son of John Jacob and Golda Elaine (Peace) F. M. Melba Jean Graul, June 17, 1950. Children: Michael D., John P., Robert K.

John Jacob Franke

Golda Elaine (Peace) Franke

Melba Jean Graul

Michael D. Franke

John P. Franke

Robert K. Franke