Frank Ertel Carlyle

Frank Ertel Carlyle ( born April 7, 1897 in Lumberton, Robeson County, North Carolina; † October 2, 1960 ) was an American politician. He represented the state of North Carolina as a delegate in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Frank Carlyle attended the public schools in Robeson County and the Wilson Memorial Academy in Nyack, New York. He then graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During World War II he served in the United States Navy. He was admitted as a solicitor on January 31, 1921 and then opened a practice in Lumberton.

Later he was elected Solicitor of the Ninth Judicial District of North Carolina in the years 1938, 1942 and 1946. He practiced this activity until his election to Congress. Carlyle was elected as a Democrat to the 81st and the three succeeding Congresses. His term came from 3 January 1949 to 3 January 1957. He applied in 1956 to the re-election, but was not re-nominated by his party. During his tenure in Congress, he was involved in the constitution of the Southern Manifesto, which spoke out against racial integration in public institutions.

Frank Carlyle died on October 2, 1960 in Lumberton and was buried in Meadowbrook Cemetery.