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Frederic Rosengarten

Frederic Rosengarten, American author, spice company executive. Decorated Order of the Quetzal (Guatemala); honorary research fellow economic botany Harvard University Fellow Linnean Society (London). Served from private to 1st lieutenant, Army of the United States, 1944-1946.


  • Rosengarten, Frederic was born on October 4, 1916 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Frederic and E. Marion (Sims) Rosengarten.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Princeton University, 1938.


    • Manager vice president Experimental Plantations, Inc. subsidiary Merck & Company, C.A., 1940-1943, in charge quinine plantations in Guatemala and Costa Rica, 1940-1943. Self-employed producer coffee, spices, essential oils in Guatemala, 1947-1958. President Monte de Oro, S.A., Guatemala Corporation, Guatemala City, Guatemala, 1958-1972.

      Director University of Valley of Guatemala Foundation Trustee, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, El Zamorano, Honduras, Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden.


    • Author: The Book of Spices, 1969. Freebooters Must Die!, 1976. The Book of Edible Nuts, 1984.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Served from private to 1st lieutenant, Army of the United States, 1944-1946. Clubs: Guatemala Country (president 1957).


    • Married Miriam B. Osterhoust, June 18, 1941. Children: Miriam Suydam Rosengarten Lansing, Clara Rosengarten Urbahn, Lynn Rosengarten Horowitz, Joan Rosengarten Van Der Grift.
    • father: Frederic Rosengarten
    • mother: E. Marion (Sims) Rosengarten
    • spouse: Miriam B. Osterhoust
    • children: Miriam Suydam Rosengarten Lansing Rosengarten
    • Clara Rosengarten Urbahn Rosengarten
    • Lynn Rosengarten Horowitz Rosengarten
    • Joan Rosengarten Van Der Grift Rosengarten
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