Sessions Office Position District Party
1939-1940 Representative Republican
1941-1942 Representative Republican
1943-1944 Representative Majority Floor Leader Republican
1945-1946 Representative Majority Floor Leader Republican
1947-1948 Representative Speaker Republican
Counties Lehigh


03/28/1910 - 03/04/1973

LICHTENWALTER, Franklin Herbert, a Representative from Lehigh County; born, March 28, 1910 in Palmerton, Carbon County, Pa.; graduated, Allentown High School, 1929; attended, McCarrie School of Mechanical Dentistry, Philadelphia; engaged in the Insurance business (1933-1973); justice of the peace (1935); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1939 term; reelected to the House for 4 consecutive terms thereafter; elected, Majority Leader (1943-1946); elected, Speaker (1947); appointed, Local Government Commission (1941-1942); appointed, Interstate Commission on the Delaware River Basin (1943-1944); appointed, General State Authority Commission (1943-1947); appointed, Commission on Interstate Cooperation (1943-1946; Sub-Committee on Social Welfare, 1943-1946; Sub-Committee on Delaware River Basin, 1943-1946; Sub-Committee on Potomac River Basin, 1943-1946; Sub-Committee on Post-War Reconstruction and Development, 1943-1946); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1943-1946; chair, Sub-Committee on Legislative Apportionment, 1945-1946; chair, Sub-Committee on Finance Companies, 1945-1946); resigned from the House, October 15, 1947; elected, United States Congress (September 9, 1947-1951); not a candidate for reelection to Congress (1950); vice-president and managing director, Pennsylvania Electric Association; died, March 4, 1973 in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; interred, Saint Paul’s Blue Church Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.


Congressional Biography

After 5 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Franklin H. Lichtenwalter went on to serve in congress