Barney Frank

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Barney Frank
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 4th district
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 2013
Preceded by Robert Drinan
Succeeded by Joseph Kennedy
Chair of the House Financial Services Committee
In office
January 4, 2007 – January 3, 2011
Preceded by Mike Oxley
Succeeded by Spencer Bachus
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
from the 8th Suffolk district
In office
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1981
Preceded by Francis Dailey
Succeeded by Thomas Vallely
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
from the 5th Suffolk district
In office
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1979
Preceded by Eliot Wadsworth
Succeeded by Daniel Pokaski
Personal details
Born Barnett Frank
March 31, 1940 (1940-03-31) (age 74)
Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Jim Ready (m. 2012–present) «start: (2012)»"Marriage: Jim Ready to Barney Frank" Location: (linkback://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barney_Frank)
Alma mater Harvard University

Barnett "Barney" Frank (born March 31, 1940) is an American politician who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1981 to 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as chairman of the House Financial Services Committee (2007–2011) and was a leading co-sponsor of the 2010 Dodd–Frank Act, a sweeping reform of the U.S. financial industry. Frank, a resident of Newton, Massachusetts, is considered the most prominent openly gay politician in the United States.

Frank was born on March 31, 1940 in Bayonne, New Jersey.[1] He studied at Harvard University. He has been married to Jim Ready since 2012.[2]

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