Frank N. Ikard

U.S. Congressperson

1913 – 1991

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Who was Frank N. Ikard?

Frank Neville Ikard was a Democratic United States Representative from Texas' 13th congressional district, centered about Wichita Falls, Texas.

Ikard was born in Henrietta in Clay County, Texas, and attended the public schools and the Schriener Institute, in Kerrville, Texas. He earned an Bachelor of Arts in 1936 at the University of Texas in Austin, where he was a member of the honorary men's service organization known as the Texas Cowboys. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1937 and was admitted that year to the bar.

Ikard began his practice of law in Wichita Falls in the firm now known as Gibson Davenport Anderson; one of the founding partners of the firm was Orville Bullington, the 1932 Republican gubernatorial nominee.

Ikard enlisted in the United States Army in January 1944 and served with Company K, One Hundred and Tenth Infantry, Twenty-eighth Division. He was prisoner of war in Germany in 1944 and 1945. He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal.

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Born
Jan 30, 1913
Texas
Also known as
  • Frank Ikard
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Texas School of Law
  • Schreiner University
Lived in
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Wichita Falls
Died
May 1, 1991
Washington, D.C.

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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