Frank Charles BUNNELL, Congress, PA (1842-1911)


BUNNELL, Frank Charles, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Washington Township, Luzerne County, Pa., March 19, 1842; attended the district rural school and Wyoming Seminary, Kingston, Pa., until he enlisted as a private in Company B, Fifty-second Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, in September 1861; promoted and served as quartermaster sergeant of his regiment during the peninsular campaign under General McClellan; discharged from the service April 2, 1863, on a surgeon’s certificate of disability; engaged in mercantile pursuits 1864-1869; moved to Tunkhannock and engaged in agricultural pursuits and in banking; unsuccessful candidate for nomination in 1872 to the Forty-third Congress; subsequently elected to the Forty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Ulysses Mercur and served from December 24, 1872, to March 3, 1873; president of the Wyoming County Agricultural Society for over twenty years; elected burgess and borough treasurer of Tunkhannock, Wyoming County, in 1884; elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1889); was not a candidate for renomination in 1888; died in Philadelphia, Pa., September 11, 1911; interment in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Tunkhannock, Pa.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present