Barney Frank

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Birthday
31, 1940
Birthplace
Bayonne, NJ
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
31, 1940 (age 78)
Birthplace
Bayonne, NJ

About

Democrat who represented Massachusetts in the House of Representatives from 1981 to 2013. From 2007 to 2011, he served as the Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, where he co-sponsored the 2010 Dodd–Frank Act, a sweeping reform of the U.S. financial industry in the aftermath of the 2008 recession.

Before Fame

He was an active volunteer during Freedom Summer in Mississippi.

Trivia

In 1987 he became the first representative in Congress to voluntarily come out of the closet as gay.

Family Life

He married long-time partner James Ready in July 2010 and he previously date Herb Moses, an economist and LGBT activist, for 11 years.

Associated With

He attended Harvard University for his undergrad education and law school; Benjamin Peirce taught at Harvard for fifty years.