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Franklin Herbert Lichtenwalter (March 28, 1910 – March 4, 1973) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Franklin H. Lichtenwalter
Franklin H. Lichtenwalter.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 8th district
In office
September 9, 1947 – January 3, 1951
Preceded byCharles L. Gerlach
Succeeded byAlbert C. Vaughn
122nd Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
Preceded byIra T. Fiss
Succeeded byHerbert P. Sorg
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
BornMarch 28, 1910
Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania
DiedMarch 4, 1973(1973-03-04) (aged 62)
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican

Franklin H. Lichtenwalter was born in Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania. He was engaged in general insurance business from 1933 to 1973. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from 1938 to 1947, serving as majority leader from 1943 to 1946 and as speaker in 1947.

Lichtenwalter was elected as a Republican to the 80th Congress by special election, September 9, 1947, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Charles L. Gerlach. He was re-elected to the 81st Congress and served from September 9, 1947, to January 3, 1951. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1950. After his time in Congress he resumed the insurance business and became vice president and managing director of the Pennsylvania Electric Association in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.


  • United States Congress. "Franklin H. Lichtenwalter (id: L000301)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles L. Gerlach
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by
Albert C. Vaughn