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Pennsylvania State Senate

Fred Bernard Rooney



Session Office Position District Party
1959 18 Democrat
1960 18 Democrat
1961 18 Democrat
1962 18 Democrat
1963 18 Democrat
1964 18 Democrat
 Counties   Northampton


1925 -

The son of Fred B. and Veronica K. (McGreevy) Rooney, Fred was born in Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pa., November 6, 1925; attended the public schools; graduated from the Bethlehem High School in 1944; served in the United States Army from February 1944 to April 1946, with service in Europe as a paratrooper; B.A., University of Georgia at Athens, 1950; engaged in the real estate and insurance business in 1950; elected to two terms in the State senate and served from November 5, 1958, until his resignation August 6, 1963; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-eighth 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 (July 30, 1963-January 3, 1979); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-sixth Congress in 1978; established a consulting business; is a resident of Washington, D.C.