Barney Frank, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (D-MA) and author of Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage, will present a public lecture at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, October 12, 2015, in McCosh Hall, room 50, on the Princeton University campus. A book sale and signing will follow the discussion.
Frank is visiting the Wilson School as this year’s Conor D. Reilly Distinguished Visitor.
Mr. Frank served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1981 to 2013 and was chairman of the House Financial Services Committee from 2007–11.
He is widely known for his co-sponsorship, with then Senator Chris Dodd, of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act 9, commonly known as the Dodd-Frank Act.
During his tenure in the legislature, Mr. Frank was a champion for civil rights issues and in 1987 became the first Member of Congress to volunteer that he is gay.
His book is a political memoir that follows his journey from the outskirts of New York City to the Massachusetts legislature, and then to Congress and his drive to fight discrimination and economic fairness for more than four decades.