Frontispiece of 1951's Frank Buchanan, Late a Representative from Pennsylvania
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Pennsylvania's 33rd district
May 21, 1946 – April 27, 1951
|Preceded by||Samuel A. Weiss|
|Succeeded by||Vera Buchanan|
|Born||December 1, 1902|
|Died||April 27, 1951(aged 48)|
Early life and education
Frank Buchanan was born in the Pittsburgh suburb of McKeesport, Pennsylvania. He married future Representative Vera Daerr on January 4, 1929. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1925 where he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.
He worked as a teacher in the high schools of Homestead, Pennsylvania and McKeesport from 1924 to 1928 and 1931 to 1942. From 1928 to 1931, he worked as an automobile dealer, and he also worked as an economic consultant from 1928 to 1946. He served as mayor of McKeesport from 1942 to 1946.
Buchanan was elected as a Democrat to the 79th United States Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Samuel A. Weiss. He was re-elected to the Eightieth, Eighty-first, and Eighty-second Congresses and served until his death in Bethesda, Maryland. In Congress, he served as Chairman of the United States House Select Committee on Lobbying Activities during the 81st Congress.
Death and vacancy filled by wife
- United States Congress. "Frank Buchanan (id: B001002)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Memorial services held in the House of Representatives together with remarks presented in eulogy of Frank Buchanan, late a representative from Pennsylvania
- Mariotti, Renato (2013-11-26). "Rep. Vera Buchanan dies in office, Nov. 26, 1955". Politico. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Samuel A. Weiss
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 33rd congressional district