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Richard C. "Dick" Frame


 

Sessions

Session Office Position District Party
1963 48 Republican
1964 48 Republican
1965 48 Republican
1966 48 Republican
1967 48 Republican
1968 48 Republican
1969 48 Republican
1970 48 Republican
1971 48 Republican
1972 48 Republican
1973 Minority Floor Leader 48 Republican
1974 Minority Floor Leader 48 Republican
1975 Minority Floor Leader 48 Republican
1976 Minority Floor Leader 48 Republican
1977 48 Republican
 Counties   Berks, Crawford, Elk, Forest, Lancaster, Lebanon, McKean, Potter, Venango, Warren

Biography

07/17/1926 - 02/24/1977

Richard C. "Dick" Frame (R48) Venango and Warren Counties, 1963-1964; (R48) Venango County 1965-1966; 48th district, Berks (Part), Lebanon and Lancaster (Part) Counties, 1967-1968 (R25) Elk, Forest, McKean, Venango, Warren Counties, 1969-1972 (R25) Crawford, Elk, Forest, McKean, Potter, Venango, Warren Counties, 1973-1977

Early Life:

Richard C. "Dick" Frame, born July 16, 1926, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania; Son of Thomas Clark Frame and Martha Orlady Frame; sergeant, United States Army, World War II; Yale University (BA); University of Virginia School of Law (JD); married, Josephine German Frame1952, children, Anne E. Frame, Mary C. Frame, Thomas C. Frame; chairman, Venango County Republican, 1956-1968; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 48th district, 1963-1968; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 25th District 1969-1977; chairman, State Republican Party, 1974-1976; delegate, Republican National Convention, Kansas City, 1976; died, February 24, 1977 (age 50 years, 223 days), in office of Senate, plane crash, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; interment, Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Member, American, Pennsylvania, and Venango County Bar Associations, United States District Court for Western Pennsylvania, Supreme and Superior Courts of Pennsylvania; president, Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce; board member, Red Cross, Franklin Rotary, Franklin Young Men's Christian Association; director, Pennsylvania Bank and Trust Company, Franklin; authored a campaign manual, 1952, Republican Fact Book.

Member, Mystic Lodge 316 Free and Accepted Masons; Franklin Commandery 44 of the Knights Templar; Venango Lodge of Perfection, Oil City; New Castle Consistory; Zem Zem Temple of Erie;  Venango County Shrine Club; Franklin Elks; Franklin Eagles; Franklin Moose; Venango Country Club. Member, First Presbyterian Church, Franklin.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Chairman, Venango County Republican, 1956-1968

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 48th district, Venango and Warren Counties, 1963-1964; 48th district, Venango County, 1965-1966; 48th district, Berks (Part), Lebanon and Lancaster (Part) Counties, 1967-1968.  

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 25th district, Elk, Forest, McKean, Venango, Warren Counties, 1969-1972; 25th district, Crawford, Elk, Forest, McKean, Potter, Venango, Warren Counties, 1973-1977; Pennsylvania State Pennsylvania State minority leader, defeated, Robert D. Fleming, 1973, defeated by Henry G. Hager, 1976. Robert Kusse, seated, June 7, 1977.

Chairman, State Republican Party, 1974-1976.

Delegate, Republican National Convention, Kansas City, 1976.

Legacy:

Bridge on Pennsylvania Route 8 is named after him.

Pennsylvania General Assembly designated a section of Pennsylvania Route 8 in Venango County as the Richard C. Frame Memorial Highway, 1986

Cited:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/166259477/richard-c-frame 

Cox, Harold. ""Senate Members F"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

RICHARD C. FRAME MEMORIAL HIGHWAY – DESIGNATION Act of May 7, 1986, P.L. 155, No. 48

 "Pennsylvania Legislative Record" (PDF)