Frank Melvin KARSTEN, Congress, MO (1913-1992)


KARSTEN, Frank Melvin, a Representative from Missouri; born in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., January 7, 1913; graduated from Beaumont High School, St. Louis, Mo.; LL.B., National University (now George Washington University), Washington, D.C., 1940; LL.D., Parsons College, Fairfield, Iowa, 1969; lawyer, private practice; staff member for United States Representative John J. Cochran, 1934-1946; delegate, General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs, Geneva, Switzerland, 1957; delegate, British-American Parliamentary Conference, 1964-1965; elected as a Democrat to the Eightieth and to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1969); assistant Democratic whip, 1947-1969; was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-first Congress in 1968; died on May 14, 1992, in San Antonio, Tex.; interment in Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio, Tex.

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