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Frederick Bernard Rooney, Jr. (born November 6, 1925) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Fred B. Rooney
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 15th district
In office
July 30, 1963 – January 3, 1979
Preceded byFrancis E. Walter
Succeeded byDonald L. Ritter
Member of the Pennsylvania State Senate
In office
November 5, 1958 – August 6, 1963
Personal details
Born (1925-11-06) November 6, 1925 (age 93)
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materUniversity of Georgia

He served in the United States Army from February 1944 to April 1946, with service in Europe as a paratrooper. He graduated from the University of Georgia at Athens in 1950 with a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree. He was elected to two terms in the Pennsylvania State Senate and served from November 5, 1958, until his resignation August 6, 1963.

He was elected as a Democrat to the 88th Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Francis E. Walter, and reelected to the seven succeeding Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1978.

In 2009, the portion of Pennsylvania Route 378 in Bethlehem from US 22 to the Hill to Hill Bridge was renamed the Fred B. Rooney Highway, recognizing his role in the creation of that portion of the highway.[1]


  1. ^ "Bill Information, House Bill 1468". Pennsylvania General Assembly. October 9, 2009. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Francis E. Walter
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district

Succeeded by
Don Ritter