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Barney Frank

American politician, former member of the House of Representatives for Massachusetts

Barnett "Barney" Frank (born March 31, 1940) is an American politician who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1981 to 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as chairman of the House Financial Services Committee (2007–2011) and was a leading co-sponsor of the 2010 Dodd–Frank Act, a sweeping reform of the U.S. financial industry. Frank, a resident of Newton, Massachusetts, is considered the most prominent openly gay politician in the United States.

Barney Frank
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 4th district
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 2013
Preceded byRobert Drinan
Succeeded byJoseph Kennedy
Chair of the House Financial Services Committee
In office
January 4, 2007 – January 3, 2011
Preceded byMike Oxley
Succeeded bySpencer Bachus
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
from the 8th Suffolk district
In office
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1981
Preceded byFrancis Dailey
Succeeded byThomas Vallely
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
from the 5th Suffolk district
In office
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1979
Preceded byEliot Wadsworth
Succeeded byDaniel Pokaski
Personal details
BornBarnett Frank
(1940-03-31) March 31, 1940 (age 78)
Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Jim Ready (m. 2012)
Alma materHarvard University

Frank was born on March 31, 1940 in Bayonne, New Jersey.[1] He studied at Harvard University. He has been married to Jim Ready since 2012.[2]

Barney's latest book is "Frank Barney Frank," a review of his personal and political career and a strong argument for empowering government to help people.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Barney Frank Biography". The Biography Channel.
  2. McLaughlin, Tim. "Congressman Barney Frank weds in same-sex marriage". Reuters Canada. Retrieved 8 July 2012.

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