Frank Charles OSMERS, Jr., Congress, NJ (1907-1977)


OSMERS, Frank Charles, Jr., a Representative from New Jersey; born in Leonia, Bergen County, N.J., December 30, 1907; attended the public schools and Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.; engaged in the jewelry business; member of the Haworth, N.J., Borough Council 1930-1934; mayor of Haworth, N.J., in 1935 and 1936; member of the State house of assembly 1935-1937; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and to the Seventy-seventh Congress (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1943); while a member of the Seventy-seventh Congress enlisted as a private and was graduated from the Infantry School at Fort Benning, Ga., as a second lieutenant; placed on inactive list by Presidential directive and finished his term in Congress; was not a candidate for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress; went on active duty as a second lieutenant in the Seventy-seventh Infantry Division on January 4, 1943, transferred to the Twenty-fourth Corps and served in the Pacific, and was discharged on February 22, 1946; major in Officers’ Reserve Corps; resumed his former business pursuits; also interested in real estate, insurance, and publishing businesses; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second Congress, by special election, November 6, 1951, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Harry L. Towe; reelected to the six succeeding Congresses and served from November 6, 1951, to January 3, 1965; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1964 to the Eighty-ninth Congress; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1966 to the Ninetieth Congress; executive administrator, Bergen County, N.J., 1968-1970; engaged in real estate business in Englewood, N.J.; resided in Tenafly, N.J., where he died May 21, 1977; interment in Brookside Cemetery, Englewood, N.J.

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