Frank Marchese became a member of Journeymen Barbers Local 341 in 1923 in Paterson, N.J., and several years later became full-time secretary and business agent for the union local. He became active in the New Jersey State Association of Journeymen Barbers, was appointed to the executive board, and elected secretary-treasurer.
He was appointed in 1941 to the New Jersey State Board of Barber Examiners, and served as secretary of the board. He served three different terms as president of the National Association of Barber Examiners, and became national secretary, a position he held until retirement. Mr. Marchese was inducted into the Barber Hall of Fame in 1973.