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Herman S. Frey

Herman S. Frey, American publishing company executive. Achievements include first to participant in the atom bomb tests at Bikini Atoll. Named honorary citizen, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia.

Background

  • Frey, Herman S. was born on April 19, 1920 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States. Son of Saleem McCool and Minnie May (Felts) Frey.

  • Education

    • Student in electronic Navigation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1943. Student, Foreign Service School, Washington, 1958. Student in naval intelligence, United States Naval War College, 1948.

      Student in American History, University Maryland, 1955. Student in American History, University Maryland, 1966. Bachelor, American University, 1964.

      Master of Business Administration, George Washington University, 1965. Postgraduate, Oxford University, 1974.

    Career

    • Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1942. Grades to lieutenant Commander, 1955. With navigation department United States Ship Quincy, 1937—1941.

      Navigator United States Ship Sagamore, 1941—1942. Assistant navigator United States Ship, Iowa, 1942—1944. With Naval Schools, Norfolk, Virginia, New York City, Miami, 1944—1945.

      Navigation and gunnery officer United States Ship, Zuni, 1945—1946, executive officer Chickasaw, 1946—1947. Commanding officer, 1947—1948. Instructor Naval School, Boston, 1948—1951.

      Commanding officer United States Ship Sisken, 1951—1952. Conducted courts inquiry Commander Mine Force Atlantic Fleet, 1953. Commander mine division, task unit, 1952—1954.

      Executive officer United States Ship, McClellan, 1954—1955. Officer detailer Bureau Naval Personnel, Washington, 1955—1958. Advisor, liaison American Embassy, Netherlands, 1958—1961.

      Stock broker Auchincloss, Parker & Redpath, Arlington, Virginia, 1966—1967. Assistant professor Georgetown University, Washington, 1967, University Virginia, Charlottesvil, 1967—1969. Freelance journalist Europe & United States, 1972—1976.

      President Frey Enterprises, from 1976. Faculty University Maryland, College Park, 1978. Conductor courts inquiry Commander Mine Force Atlantic Fleet, 1953—1954.

      Member board governors American School Hague, Netherlands, 1959—1961. Consultant, Tennessee, 1969—1970. Member World Affairs Council, Washington, from 1994.

      Member advisory committee National Naval Memorial Foundation, Washington. National advisory council A Tribute United States Navy, 1941—1945. Board governors Methodist Church, Arlington, 1962—1964.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include first to participant in the atom bomb tests at Bikini Atoll.

    Works

    • Author: (book) Ran United States Senate, 1970, 1972, Jefferson Davis, 1977.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member of Military District Officer's Club (Washington), United States Ship Chickasaw Veterans Association, Veterans Association United States Ship Iowa, United States Navy Mine Warfare Association, Navy League United States, World Affairs Council, Tennessee Sheriff's Association, Tennessee History Society, United States Capitol History Society, Society Advancement Management (president 1964), The Hague, American Association of University Professors, 50th Annual Council Battle Normandy, Battle Normandy Foundation, National Trust History Preservation, United States History Society, National Association Uniformed Services (life), Retired Officers Association (life), World Institute Achievement (life), Naval Order United States (life), American Business Men's Association (life), Veterans of Foreign Wars (life), Phi Alpha Theta.

    Personality

    Interests

    History, literature, collecting rare books, travel, cooking.

    Connections

    • Married Daisy Rook Corlew, April 3, 1946. 1 child Pamela Anne.
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    Died August 15, 1999
    (aged 79)
    • 1943
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • 1958
      Foreign Service School
    • 1948
      United States Naval War College
    • 1955
      University Maryland
    • 1966
      University Maryland
    • 1964
      American University
    • 1965
      George Washington University
    • 1974
      Oxford University
    • 1937 - 1941
      with navigation department United States Ship Quincy
    • 1941 - 1942
      navigator United States Ship Sagamore
    • 1942 - 1944
      assistant, navigator United States Ship
      Iowa, United States
    • 1942
      Commissioned ensign United States Navy
    • 1944 - 1945
      with Naval Schools
      Miami, Florida, United States
    • 1945 - 1946
      navigation and gunnery officer, United States Ship
      Zuni, New Mexico, United States
    • 1947 - 1948
      commanding officer
    • 1948 - 1951
      instructor, Naval School
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1951 - 1952
      commanding officer, United States Ship Sisken
    • 1952 - 1954
      Commander mine division
    • 1953
      conducted courts inquiry Commander Mine Force Atlantic Fleet
    • 1954 - 1955
      executive, officer United States Ship
      Mcclellan, California, United States
    • 1955 - 1958
      officer, detailer Bureau Naval Personnel
      Washington, United States
    • 1955
      grades to lieutenant Commander
    • 1958 - 1961
      advisor
      Netherlands
    • 1966 - 1967
      stock broker, Auchincloss
      Arlington, Virginia, United States
    • 1967
      assistant, professor Georgetown University
      Washington, United States
    • 1967 - 1969
      assistant, professor Georgetown University
    • 1972 - 1976
      freelance journalist Europe & United States
    • 1978
      faculty University Maryland
      College Park, Maryland, United States
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    Award