|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Pennsylvania's 22nd district
March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1931
|Preceded by||Samuel F. Glatfelter|
|Succeeded by||Harry L. Haines|
|Born||October 26, 1858|
Menges Mills, Pennsylvania
|Died||May 12, 1956 (aged 97)|
|Alma mater||Gettysburg College|
He became an instructor in chemistry and physics at Gettysburg College from 1886 to 1896, and then head of the science department of York High School from 1897 to 1903. He was a lecturer at farmers' institutes in Pennsylvania and other states from 1898 to 1918, and represented the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition at the World's Fair in 1904. He made a soil survey of the State of Pennsylvania, and was the author of numerous articles on scientific agriculture. In 1914, his book, Soils of Pennsylvania was published.
He was engaged in agricultural pursuits on his farm near York, Pennsylvania, until his retirement in 1947. He moved to Arlington, Virginia, where he died; interred at Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
- United States Congress. "Franklin Menges (id: M000640)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- The Political Graveyard
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Samuel F. Glatfelter
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 22nd congressional district
Harry L. Haines