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Wall of Honor Past Recipients

Photo of Frank Fries

Frank Fries

2001 Inductee


As an outstanding community leader, Frank first served the area as a County Sheriff and State Legislator.  From 1937-1941 he served in the U.S. House of Representatives and was instrumental in helping pass the Mine Safety Act.  He also served as an arbitrator for the Coal Operators and the United Mine Workers.  An advocate of youth activities, Frank also donated the land for the Gillespie Welfare Park.