Frank O. Horton

Frank Ogilvie Horton (October 18, 1882 – August 17, 1948) was a United States Representative from Wyoming. Born in Muscatine, Iowa, he attended the public schools, graduated from Morgan Park Military Academy (in Illinois) in 1899 and from the University of Chicago in 1903. During the Spanish–American War he served as a private in Company C, Fiftieth Iowa Regiment in 1898; he moved to Saddlestring, Wyoming in 1905 and engaged in livestock raising. He was a member of the Wyoming House of Representatives from 1921 to 1923, and served in the Wyoming State Senate from 1923 to 1931, being its president in 1931.

Frank O. Horton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wyoming's At-large district
In office
January 3, 1939  January 3, 1941
Preceded byPaul R. Greever
Succeeded byJohn J. McIntyre
Member of the Wyoming Senate
In office
Member of the Wyoming House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1882-10-18)October 18, 1882
Muscatine, Iowa
DiedAugust 17, 1948(1948-08-17) (aged 65)
Sheridan, Wyoming
Political partyRepublican

Horton was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1928 and 1936, and was a Republican National committeeman from 1937 to 1948. He was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress, serving from January 3, 1939 to January 3, 1941. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress, and resumed his former pursuits in Saddlestring as the Owner and operator of the HF Bar Ranch. He died in Sheridan, Wyoming; interment was in Willowgrove Cemetery, Buffalo, Wyoming.


  • United States Congress. "Frank O. Horton (id: H000798)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Paul R. Greever
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wyoming's at-large congressional district

January 3, 1939  January 3, 1941
Succeeded by
John J. McIntyre
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