Frank Eugene HOOK, Congress, MI (1893-1982)


HOOK, Frank Eugene, a Representative from Michigan; born in L’Anse, Baraga County, Mich., May 26, 1893; graduated from L’Anse High School in 1912; attended College of Law of the University of Detroit, Detroit, Mich.; was graduated from the law department of Valparaiso (Ind.) University in 1918; served in the Infantry, United States Army, from July 1918 until February 1919; employed in lumber woods and as an iron ore miner and also as a law clerk at Wakefield, Mich., 1919-1924; member of the board of supervisors of Gogebic County, Mich., 1921-1923; was admitted to the bar in 1924 and commenced practice in Wakefield, Mich.; admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court in 1936; served as city commissioner of Wakefield 1921-1923; municipal judge of Wakefield in 1924 and 1925; moved to Ironwood, Mich., in 1925 and continued the practice of law; president of WJMS Radio Station in Ironwood 1930-1933; delegate to Democratic National Conventions in 1936, 1940, 1944, and 1948; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1943); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress; elected to the Seventy-ninth Congress (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress and for election in 1948 to the United States Senate; member of President’s Fair Employment Practices Committee in 1943 and 1944; appointed a member of Motor Carrier Claims Commission October 1, 1949, and served until his resignation August 22, 1950; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1954 to the Eighty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Detroit, Mich.; in 1953 moved to Ironwood, Mich., where he reestablished his law practice; admitted to Wisconsin bar in 1962; was a resident of Edina, Minn., until his death June 21, 1982; interment in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.


Allen, Mary Louise Hook. Fightin’ Frank: The Biography of the Upper Peninsula’s 12th District Democratic Congressman. S.l.: M. L. H. Allen, 2004.

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