Monday, May 25, 2015

Representative  Pat Collier Frank

District 23

Member Information

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Tampa

Occupation:  Representative

Child(ren):  Stacy, Hillary, and Courtney

Education:  University of Florida, B.S.B.A., 1951, Hall of Fame, Mortar Board; Georgetown University School of Law

Born:  November 12, 1929, Cleveland, OH



Moved to Florida:  1936

Religious Affiliation:  Episcopal

Recreational Interest:  

Legislative Service

House of Representatives 1976-1978. Elected to the Senate in 1978, reelected subsequently.

Other Public Service

Hillsborough County School Board 1972-1976 and Chairman 1975-1976, City of Tampa Election Board, Region VIII Drug Advisory Council acting Chairman, Region VI Health & Rehabilitative Services Advisory Council, Florida Phosphate Land Reclamation Study Commission, Special Ambassador for the United States to the Independence of St. Vincent's Island 1979, Southern Regional Education Board 1979-1986 and reappointed until 1990, Georgetown University Board of Regents 1986, Assessment Policy Committee of National As


Tampa Bay Committee on Foreign Relations, Athena Society, Florida Women's Network, Chi Omega Sorority


First woman to receive Allen Morris Most Effective First-Term Member of the House Award 1978. St. Petersburg Times Most Valuable Member of the House Award 1978 runner-up. Selected by House Leaders as Most Promising Freshman Legislator of the 1977 Legislative Session. First woman admitted to Georgetown University Law School 1951. Officer of the first class admitting women to the University of Florida 1947. Awards: Vocational Education 1982, Florida Association of School Administrators 1981, Phi Delta Kappa 1981, Delta Kappa Gamma Women Honorary Membership, Hillsborough County Council of PTA's Honorary Life Membership, Florida Association District Instructional Materials Administrators 1981, National Society to Prevent Blindness 1981, TIGER Awards 1977, 1978, 1979, and 1981, Florida Council of Handicapped Organizations 1980, Women in Communications Athena Award 1980, Kappa Delta Pi Educator of the Year 1979, Florida NOW 1979, Tampa Jaycees Good Government Award 1979, NEA-FTP 1977, City of Tampa Office of Community Relations Human Rights 1983, Zonta Club Woman of the Year 1984, Florida State Museum Award for Conserving Florida's Fossil Heritage 1984, Science & Mineral Club Award for Support of Florida's Paleontology Heritage 1984, Florida Grape Growers Award 1984, Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church Humanitarian Service Award 1984, National Federation of Business & Professional Women Clubs Woman of Achievement Award 1984, AAUW 1983, Outstanding Contribution to Florida Democratic Party 1983, Florida Federation B.P.W. Outstanding Service Award 1983, Judaeo-Christian Clinic Humanitarian Award 1984, League of Conservation 1985, USF Outstanding Service Award 1985, Kidney Foundation Distinguished Service Award 1985, National Association of Industrial Office Parks 1985, Florida Phosphate Council 1985, Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council 1985, League of Cities 1985, NASW Citizen of the Year 1985, Florida Council of Handicapped Organizations 1985.

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