Frank was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. He attended Laredo Public Schools and in 1949 he graduated from Martin High School. During his high school years he lettered in track and football; was tennis doubles champion; member of the Army ROTC Unit. Spanish is his second language.

Early Years

After discharge he attended St. Mary’s University School of Law where he was elected President of the Barrister’s Club, (student body) member of the Moot Court Team and graduated with a J.D. Degree in 1959 following which he was admitted to the Texas Bar by the Supreme Court in April of 1960.

He enrolled as a freshman in the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, located some 50 miles west of Chattanooga, Tennessee in the Cumberland Mountains, and upon graduation in 1953, received a B.A. Degree in Political Science with a minor in English Lit. Among other accolades received during his 4 years at Sewanee he was appointed Head Proctor and named to who’s who in American Colleges and Universities, served as a Major in the University Air Force ROTC program and at graduation he was sworn in as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.

College Education

Law School

Military Service

He served as an Intelligence Officer, 51st Fighter Interceptor Group, K-13 Korea; Chief of Air Target Intelligence H.Q. 5th U.S. Air Force, Nagoya, Japan; and Intelligence Office, 5th Air Task Force, Taipei, Formosa. He received an Honorable Discharge as a 1st Lieutenant and was awarded the following medals: Korean Service Medal, U.N. Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal.