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Fred Korth

Fred KORTH, American banker, lawyer and government official. Award, Army Department. American Bar Association, American Law Institute, National Council Salk Institute.

Background

  • Korth, Fred was born on September 9, 1909 in Yorktown, Texas, United States. Son of Fritz R.J. and Eleanor Marie (Stark) Korth.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts Texas, 1932. Juris Doctor, George Washington University, 1935. Doctor of Laws (honorary), George Washington University, 1960.

    Career

    • Deputy Counsellor, Department, of the Army 1951-1952, Assistant Secretary of Army 1952-1953. Consultant to Secretary of Army 1953-1960. Executive Vice-President Continental National Bank, Fort Worth 1953-1959, President 1959-1962.

      Secretary of the Navy 1962-1964, private law practice since 1964. Co-Executor and Co-Trustee, Marjorie Merriweather Post Estate. Former Director Bell Aerospace Corporation, T. & P. Railway, Panama Canal Company.

      Director Fischbach and Moore, American Air Filter Company, OKC Corporation. Director Fischbach Corporation. Honorary Doctor of Laws.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Texas, 1935, District of Columbia 1935.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    President United Fund, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, 1957-1958. Board directors Southwestern Exposition and Fat Stock Show, Fort Worth, 1953-1963. Co-executor Marjorie Merriweather Post Estate, 1975, trustee, 1975-1998.

    Member national council Salk Institute. Trustee Meridian International Center, Washington, National Defense University Foundation, 1984-1990, Falcon Foundation/United States Air Force Academy, 1987-1992. Lieutenant colonel Air Transportation Command, Army of the United States, 1942-1946.

    Member American Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, American Law Institute (life), Order St. Lazarus, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (treasurer 1957-1961), Phi Delta Phi, Sigma Phi Epsilon. Clubs: Georgetown (Washington), Army-Navy (Washington). Ridglea (Fort Worth).

    Argyle (San Antonio). El Paso Country, Coronado Country.

    Personality

    Interests

    Hunting and fishing.

    Connections

    • Married Vera Connell, September 12, 1934 (divorced March 1966). Children: Nina Maria, Fritz-Alan, Verita Sansom (deceased). Married Charlotte Brooks, August 23, 1980.
    • father: Fritz R.J. Korth
    • mother: Eleanor Marie (Stark) Korth
    • spouses: Vera Connell
    • Charlotte Brooks
    • children: Nina Maria Korth
    • Fritz-Alan Korth
    • Verita Sansom Korth (deceased)
    Fred Korth
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    Born September 9, 1909
    Died September 14, 1998
    (aged 89)
    Nationality
    • 1932
      University Texas
    • 1935
      George Washington University
    • 1960
      George Washington University
    • 1946 - 1951
      Partner, Wallace & Korth
    • 1963 - 1998
      Partner, Wallace & Korth
      Washington, United States

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