Frank Ertel Carlyle was a United States Representative of the Democratic Party from the state of North Carolina. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After serving in the navy in World War I, he practiced law in Lumberton, North Carolina. After serving as the solicitor of the 9th judicial district of North Carolina, he was elected to the 81st United States Congress. Carlyle would serve two more terms before losing re-election in 1956.