Frank J. Becker

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Frank John Becker
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 5th district
In office
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965
Preceded byJoseph P. Addabbo
Succeeded byHerbert Tenzer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 3rd district
In office
January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1963
Preceded byHenry J. Latham
Succeeded bySteven Derounian
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the Nassau County, 1st district
In office
January 1, 1945 – December 31, 1952
Preceded byJohn D. Bennett
Succeeded byJohn G. Herrmann
Personal details
Born(1899-08-27)August 27, 1899
Brooklyn, New York
DiedOctober 4, 1981(1981-10-04) (aged 82)
Lynbrook, New York
Political partyRepublican Party
Spouse(s)Anne Claire Ferris Becker
ChildrenFrancis X Becker

Robert G. Becker

Elizabeth Ann Becker Myers
Alma materBrown’s Business College
Military service
AllegianceUnited States United States of America
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Battles/warsWorld War I

Frank John Becker (August 27, 1899 – September 4, 1981) was an American politician and a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

Personal life[edit]

Becker was born in Brooklyn son of Maximilian and Eva (Sperling) Becker. He moved with his parents to Lynbrook, Nassau County, Long Island, in November 1905. He attended the public schools of Lynbrook and Brown’s Business College, Jamaica, Long Island. He married Anne Claire Ferris on June 30, 1923, and they had three children: Francis X. Becker (a State Supreme Court justice on Long Island), Robert G., and Elizabeth Ann.[1] He was an active member in the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, and the Knights of Columbus.[2]


During World War I, Becker enlisted in the United States Army on July 22, 1918 and served until September 22, 1919. He founded a real estate and insurance business in Lynbrook, New York, and was also chairman emeritus of the board of directors of the Suburbia Federal Savings and Loan Association in Garden City. He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Nassau Co., 1st D.) from 1945 to 1952, sitting in the 165th, 166th, 167th and 168th New York State Legislatures.

He was elected as a Republican to the 83rd, 84th, 85th, 86th, 87th and 88th United States Congresses, holding office from January 3, 1953, to January 3, 1965.[3] Not a candidate for re-election in 1964, he said he was retiring to spend more time with his family and to make room for younger candidates.

Becker was a delegate to the 1952, 1956, 1960 and 1964 Republican National Conventions.


Becker died in Lynbrook, New York, on September 4, 1981 (age 82 years, 8 days). He is interred at Long Island National Cemetery, near Farmingdale, Long Island, New York.[4]


  1. ^ "Frank J. Becker". The New York Times Company. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  2. ^ "FRANK JOHN BECKER PAPERS, (APAP-224), 1953-1964". University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York.
  3. ^ "Frank J. Becker". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Frank J. Becker". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 21 July 2013.

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
John D. Bennett
New York State Assembly
Nassau County, 1st District

Succeeded by
John G. Herrmann
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry J. Latham
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Steven Derounian
Preceded by
Joseph P. Addabbo
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by
Herbert Tenzer