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B. Frank Whelchel

Benjamin Frank Whelchel (December 16, 1895 – May 11, 1954) was a U.S. Representative from Georgia.

Benjamin Frank Whelchel
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 9th district
In office
January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1945
Preceded byJohn S. Wood
Succeeded byJohn S. Wood
Personal details
Born(1895-12-16)December 16, 1895
Lumpkin County, Georgia
DiedMay 11, 1954(1954-05-11) (aged 58)
Gainesville, Georgia
Political partyDemocratic

Born in Lumpkin County, near Gainesville, Georgia, Whelchel attended the public schools. He studied law privately in Gainesville, Georgia. He was admitted to the bar in 1925 and commenced the practice of law in Gainesville, Georgia. He served as judge of the city court of Hall County 1932–1934.

Whelchel was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1945). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1944. He resumed the practice of law. He died in Gainesville, Georgia, May 11, 1954. He was interred in West View Abbey, Atlanta, Georgia.


  • United States Congress. "B. Frank Whelchel (id: W000343)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John S. Wood
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 9th congressional district

January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1945
Succeeded by
John S. Wood

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