Lawrence K. Frank was NCFR's 6th President from 1946-48. Frank was one of the leading parent educators in the nation, and was for many years the Director of the Carolyn Zachery Institute of Human Development. He worked with the Laura Spelman Memorial Fund, was vice president of the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation, and was a visiting professor and lecturer at many institutions. He served as president of the Gerontological Society, and was also a trustee of the Bank Street College of Education and of Wheelock College in Boston. He was also the author of numerous articles and books.