Francis J. Myers

Francis Myers
Senate Majority Whip
In office
January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1951
Leader Scott W. Lucas
Preceded by Kenneth S. Wherry
Succeeded by Lyndon Johnson
United States Senator
from Pennsylvania
In office
January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1951
Preceded by James J. Davis
Succeeded by James H. Duff
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 6th district
In office
January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1945
Preceded by Michael J. Stack
Succeeded by Herbert J. McGlinchey
Personal details
Born Francis John Myers
(1901-12-18)December 18, 1901
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died July 5, 1956(1956-07-05) (aged 54)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Resting place Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Education Saint 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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