Bob Franks '73 to Receive Nonprofit's 'Distinguished Citizen Award'

Bob Franks '73 to Receive Nonprofit's 'Distinguished Citizen Award'

September 8, 2008

Bob Franks 33.jpgSeptember 8, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - Bob Franks -- president of the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and 1973 graduate of DePauw University -- has been selected to receive the Ninth Freedom House Distinguished Citizen Award. Franks will be honored for his "long and distinguished career in public service" at an October 29 banquet, reports the Daily Record of Parsippany, New Jersey.

"Franks will be recognized for his years of public service as Congressman for the 7th Congressional District of New Jersey and his humanitarian efforts, which include his indigent initiative (RX4NJ) and his youth program (Reach Out and Read)," notes the newspaper, which adds that Franks "has been a leader in New Jersey politics and government for three decades." The four-term congressman's resume also includes 13 years in the New Jersey General Assembly and two terms as New Jersey Republican state chairman.

Freedom House was established in 1985 as a statewide non-profit Bob-Franks.jpgorganization to provide long-term residential treatment for adult men recovering from alcohol and drug addiction. It has helped over 1,400 men and women regain control of their lives and achieve long term recovery form drug and alcohol addiction.

Read the complete text at the Daily Record's Web site.

Learn more about Bob Franks in this previous story.