Frank William Towey, Jr.

Frank William Towey Jr. ( born November 5, 1895 in Jersey City, New Jersey; † September 4, 1979 in Montclair, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1937 and 1939 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Frank Towey attended Manresa Hall Grammar School and St Peter's High School in Jersey City. He then completed until 1916, the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester (Massachusetts ). Between September 1918 and January 1919 he took part in the final stages of World War I as a lieutenant in the United States Army. After a subsequent law degree from Fordham University in New York City and his 1920 was admitted as a lawyer, he started working in Newark in this profession.

Politically, Towey member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1936 he was in the twelfth election District of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Frederick R. Lehlbach on January 3, 1937. As he defeated Republican Robert Kean in 1938, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until January 3, 1939. During this period more New Deal legislation of the Federal Government were adopted.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Towey again practiced as a lawyer. Between 1940 and 1947 he sat on the Appellate Committee of the State of New Jersey. He also worked in the years 1943 to 1955 for the U.S. Department of Justice. He died on 4 September 1979 in Montclair.