Barney Frank is an American politician who served as a member of the United States Congress from 1981 to 2013. An avowed liberal Democrat, he represented Massachusetts's mixed liberal-conservative fourth district. Along with Democratic U.S. Senator Chris Dodd, Frank authored the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, a sweeping financial regulatory reform law proposed as a response to the Great Recession of 2008 and 2009. The autobiography Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage was published in 2015.
Barney Frank was born the second of four children on March 31, 1940, in Bayonne, New Jersey. He became politically active while attending Harvard University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in 1962. At Harvard, and through his involvement with...Read more
- March 31, 1940
OccupationCongressional representative (U.S. federal government)
- Legislator (U.S. state government)
- Frank, Barnett