Gary Alvin Franks is an American politician who was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut for six years, from 1991 until 1997. He is the only African-American elected to the U.S. Congress from Connecticut, the first black conservative elected to Congress, and the first black Republican elected in sixty years. Franks ran for the United States Senate in 1998, losing to incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Chris Dodd. Wikipedia*
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Gary Franks has 72 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1991 Public Affairs Event. The year with the most videos was 1993 with 18 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1995 with an average of 138 views per program. Most appearances with Henry J. Hyde (3), Bob Michel (3), Chris Dodd (3). Most common tags: Republican National Convention, Minorities.