Franklin Wills Hancock, Jr.

Franklin Wills Hancock, Jr. ( born November 1, 1894 in Oxford, Granville County, North Carolina; † January 23, 1969 ) was an American politician. Between 1930 and 1939 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Franklin Hancock attended the public schools of his home and then the Horner Military Academy in Oxford. This is followed by a study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill joined. After a subsequent law degree in 1916 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started working in Oxford in this profession. He was also active in the insurance industry and the property market. During the First World War, Hancock was trained in Georgia to the officer.

After his military service, he hit as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In 1924 he was district chairman of his party in Granville County. Between 1926 and 1928 he was a member of the Senate of North Carolina; 1928 to 1930 he was a member of the House of Representatives of that State. Since 1920-1937 Hancock was curator of the state orphanage for African Americans. In 1940 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in part, was nominated to the incumbent Franklin D. Roosevelt for the third time as a presidential candidate.

After the death of Mr Charles Manly Stedman Hancock was at the due election for the fifth seat from North Carolina as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 4 November 1930. After three re- elections he could remain until January 3, 1939 at the Congress. There, most of the New Deal legislation of the Federal Government have been adopted since 1933. In 1933, the 20th and the 21st Amendment to the Constitution ratified.

In 1938, Franklin Hancock gave up another run for the House of Representatives. Instead, he applied within his party unsuccessfully for nomination for election to the U.S. Senate. From 1939 to 1945 he held various positions in some created in connection with the New Deal federal agencies; among other things, he was head of the Farm Security Administration. He then practiced as a lawyer again. In the years 1950 and 1952, Hancock was elected judge in Granville County. He died on 23 January 1969 in his birthplace, Oxford.