Frank Buchanan (Pennsylvania politician)

Frank Buchanan (December 1, 1902 – April 27, 1951) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Frank Buchanan
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 33rd district
In office
May 21, 1946 – April 27, 1951
Preceded bySamuel A. Weiss
Succeeded byVera Buchanan
Personal details
Born(1902-12-01)December 1, 1902
McKeesport, Pennsylvania
DiedApril 27, 1951(1951-04-27) (aged 48)
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Vera Buchanan

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.

His wife Vera Buchanan later died while serving in Congress, and they were the first husband and wife to both die while serving in Congress.[1]

See alsoEdit


  • 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


  1. ^ Mariotti, Renato (2013-11-26). "Rep. Vera Buchanan dies in office, Nov. 26, 1955". Politico. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Samuel A. Weiss
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 33rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Vera Buchanan