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In Memory of Indiana Congressman Frank McCloskey




Frank was a US House of Representatives member from Indiana who was born in Philadelphia, PA on June 12, 1939. He graduated from Bishop Kendrick High School, in Norristown, PA in 1957 before joining the United States Air Force where he honorably served until 1961.

After leaving the military Frank enrolled in and received his Bachelors Degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN in 1968. He was awarded his law degree from Indiana University School of Law in 1971.

Frank worked as a newspaper reporter before becoming a lawyer in private practice. He served as Mayor of Bloomington, IN from 1972-1982 and then was elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth US Congress serving from January 3, 1983 to January 3, 1985.

In one of the closest elections in US history, Congressman McCloskey was reelected to the Ninety-ninth Congress pursuant to US House Resolution 146, finally taking his seat on May 1, 1985.

Frank was reelected to the four succeeding Congresses serving until January 3, 1995. After serving the citizens of the 8th District for 12 years he was then elected and held the position of Monroe County Democratic Party Chairman.

Congressman McCloskey died on November 2, 2003, in Bloomington, IN after an extended illness. A Mass of Remembrance was held on Saturday, November 15, 2003, at St. Paul’s Catholic Center in Bloomington for the former 8th District Congressman.

Following the service, all friends, family, supporters, and staff were invited to celebrate Frank’s life at the Buskirk-Chumly Theatre located in the Old Indiana Theatre building.

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