THE HONORABLE MARTIN FROST (D-TX, 1979-2005)
Martin Frost served 26 years as a Congressman from the 24th District of Texas (Dallas-Ft. Worth) from 1979 to 2005. During that time he served eight years in the House Democratic Leadership, four years as Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (1995-1999) and four years as chair of the House Democratic Caucus (1999-2003). He was a member of the House Rules Committee and the House Budget Committee. Since leaving Congress he served four years as chair of the National Endowment for Democracy (2013-2017) and is currently President of the Former Members of Congress Association. He is an adjunct professor in the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management and is a speaker on cruise ships about American politics. He holds journalism and history degrees from the University of Missouri and a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. Frost and former Republican Congressman Tom Davis of Virginia co-authored the recent book, “The Partisan Divide – Congress in Crisis.”
Martin Frost was awarded the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland in recognition for the work he’s done helping Parliaments of Eastern and Central Europe from 1990-1995. Martin was presented the medal by the Polish Ambassador during the Polish Embassy’s Constitution Day celebration on Tuesday, May 7th, 2019.