Representative Frank Asbury MATHEWS Jr

YEARS 1890-1964
OFFICE Representative
STATE New Jersey
WHICH CONGRESS SERVED 79th (1945-1947), 80th (1947-1949)

Representative Frank Asbury MATHEWS Jr Biography

MATHEWS, Frank Asbury, Jr., a Representative from New Jersey; born in Philadelphia, Pa., August 3, 1890; attended the public schools of Palmyra, N.J.; during the First World War served in the Ordnance Department, United States Army, September 1917 to May 1919, with nineteen months’ service overseas; was graduated from Temple University Law School, Philadelphia, Pa.; in 1920; was admitted to the bar in 1919 and commenced practice in Camden, N.J.; judge of the district court of the first judicial district of Burlington County, N.J., 1929-1933; assistant counsel for the State Highway Department of New Jersey 1933-1944; deputy attorney general of New Jersey in 1944 and 1945; served as division judge advocate of the Forty-fourth Division from September 16, 1940, until relieved from active duty on October 15, 1940; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of D. Lane Powers; reelected in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress and served from November 6, 1945, to January 3, 1949; was not a candidate for renomination in 1948; again appointed deputy attorney general of New Jersey and served from 1949 to 1953; resumed the practice of law; was a resident of Riverton (Cinnaminson Township), N.J., until his death in Camden, N.J., February 5, 1964; interment in Morgan Cemetery, Palmyra, N.J. View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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