B. Frank Whelchel

Benjamin Frank Whelchel (* December 16, 1895 in Gainesville, Georgia, † May 11, 1954 ) was an American politician. Between 1935 and 1945 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Frank Whelchel attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1925 admitted to the bar he began in Gainesville to work in his new profession. Between 1932 and 1934 he was a judge in Hall County.

Politically, Whelchel member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1934 he was in the ninth constituency of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John Stephens Wood on 3 January 1935. After four elections he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1945 five legislative sessions. There, until 1941 most of the New Deal legislation of the Federal Government were adopted under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Since the American entry into World War II as a result of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 and the work of the Congress was shaped by the events of this war.

In 1944, Whelchel gave up another run for the U.S. House of Representatives. There, his predecessor, Wood resumed his old mandate, which thus also became his successor. In the following years, Frank Whelchel worked as a lawyer. He died on 11 May 1954 in Gainesville and was buried in Atlanta.