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Fred Benjamin Gernerd

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Fred Benjamin Gernerd (November 22, 1879 – August 7, 1948) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Fred B. Gernerd
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 13th district
In office
March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923
Preceded byArthur Granville Dewalt
Succeeded byGeorge F. Brumm
Personal details
Born(1879-11-22)November 22, 1879
Allentown, Pennsylvania
DiedAugust 7, 1948(1948-08-07) (aged 68)
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican
Alma materFranklin & Marshall College
Columbia University
Columbia Law School


Fred B. Gernerd was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1901, from the school of political science of Columbia University in New York City, in 1903, and from the law school of Columbia University in 1904. He was admitted to the bar in 1904 and commenced practice in Buffalo, New York. He returned to Allentown in 1905, and served as district attorney of Lehigh County from 1908 to 1912. He was a Pennsylvania Republican State Committeeman from 1912 to 1920, and a trustee of Franklin and Marshall College and of Cedar Crest College in Allentown.

Gernerd was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress, but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922. He resumed the practice of law in Allentown, and served as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1928. He died in Allentown and is interred in Trexlertown Cemetery in Trexlertown, Pennsylvania.


  • United States Congress. "Fred B. Gernerd (id: G000137)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress..
  • Fred Benjamin Gernerd at The Political Graveyard.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Arthur G. Dewalt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district

Succeeded by
George F. Brumm