Member Biography

Richard C. "Dick" Frame 


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)