Francis J. Myers

Francis Myers
Senate Majority Whip
In office
January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1951
LeaderScott W. Lucas
Preceded byKenneth S. Wherry
Succeeded byLyndon Johnson
United States Senator
from Pennsylvania
In office
January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1951
Preceded byJames J. Davis
Succeeded byJames H. Duff
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 6th district
In office
January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1945
Preceded byMichael J. Stack
Succeeded byHerbert J. McGlinchey
Personal details
BornFrancis John Myers
(1901-12-18)December 18, 1901
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedJuly 5, 1956(1956-07-05) (aged 54)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Resting placeHoly Sepulchre Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic
EducationSaint Joseph's University (BA)
Temple University (LLB)

Francis John Myers (December 18, 1901 – July 5, 1956) was an American teacher, lawyer, and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a U.S. Representative (1939–1945) and a U.S. Senator (1945–1951) from Pennsylvania. He was Senate Majority Whip from 1949 to 1951.

Early life and education

Francis Myers was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to John Francis and Mary (née Donnelly) Myers, who were the children of Irish immigrants.[1] His father was a post office employee in Philadelphia for forty years, holding the position of chief auditor upon his retirement.[1] He received his early education at George L. Brooks Elementary School in West Philadelphia, and graduated from St. Joseph's Preparatory School in 1919.[1] He then attended St. Joseph's University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1923.[2] During college, he was a member of the baseball, football, and debating teams.[1]

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