Francis Edwin Dorn (April 18, 1911 - September 17, 1987) was an American lawyer who as a Republican served as United States Representative from New York during the 1950s and early 1960s. He was also founder of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation.
Born in Brooklyn, April 18, 1911, he attended St. Augustine and Bishop McLaughlin Memorial High Schools. He was graduated from Fordham University in 1932 and from the law school of the same university in 1935. He also studied at NYU Wagner School of Public Service in 1936. He was admitted to the bar in 1936 and began practice in Brooklyn, N.Y.
He was elected to the State Assembly in 1940 but resigned to enlist in the United States Navy in 1941. He served four years overseas and was discharged in 1946 as a lieutenant commander in the Naval Reserve, later being promoted to commander.
Dorn was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1961). He later resumed the practice of law in Brooklyn.
He was a resident of Brooklyn until his death in New York City, September 17, 1987.
This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.