Franklin William Fort
Harris & Ewing Collection, Library of Congress
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New Jersey's 9th district
March 4, 1925 - March 3, 1931
|Daniel F. Minahan|
|Peter Angelo Cavicchia|
|Born||March 30, 1880|
Newark, New Jersey
|Died||June 20, 1937 (aged 57)|
Born in Newark, New Jersey, Fort moved in 1888 with his parents to East Orange, New Jersey. He attended the public schools and Newark Academy. He was graduated from Lawrenceville School in 1897 and from Princeton University in 1901. He attended New York Law School 1901-1903. He was admitted to the bar in 1903 and commenced practice in Newark. Recorder of East Orange, New Jersey, in 1907 and 1908. During World War I he served as a volunteer on the staff of the United States Food Administrator, Washington, D.C. from 1917 to 1919. He engaged in the insurance business in 1919 at Newark, New Jersey, and was also interested in banking.
Fort was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth, Seventieth, and Seventy-first Congresses (March 4, 1925 - March 3, 1931). He was not a candidate for renomination, but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination as United States Senator in 1930. He served as secretary of the Republican National Committee 1928-1930. He resumed the practice of law. He served as chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board from January 1932 to March 1933. He died on June 20, 1937, in Rochester, Minnesota. He was interred in Bloomfield Cemetery in Bloomfield, New Jersey.