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Fred Grandy

Fred Grandy, foundation administrator, former congressman, former actor, Former United States Representative, Iowa.


  • Grandy, Fred was born on June 29, 1948 in Sioux City, Iowa, United States. Son of William Frederick and Bonnie Grandy.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in English, Harvard University, 1970.


    • Founder improvisational group The Proposition, Harvard University. Member 100th-104th Congresses from 6th (now 5th) Iowa District, 1987-1994. Member standards of official conduct committee.

      Member ways and means committee. Chief Executive Officer Goodwill Industries International Inc., since 1995.


    • Appeared in play Green Julia, New York City, Joe Papp's In The Boom Boom Room, until 1974. Collaborator review: in play Pretzels. Film appearances include Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

      Television films include The Girl Most Likely To, 1973, Blind Ambition, 1979, Love Boat II, Love Boat III. Television series: The Monster Squad, 1976-1977, The Love Boat, 1977-1986. Other television appearances include Welcome Back Kotter.


    • Married Catherine Mann, 1987. Children: Marya, Charlie, Monica.
    • father: William Frederick
    • mother: Bonnie Grandy
    • spouse: Catherine Mann
    • children: Marya Grandy
    • Charlie Grandy
    • Monica Grandy
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    Born June 29, 1948
    (age 69)
    • 1970
      Harvard University
    • 1987 - 1994
      member, 100th-104th Congresses from 6th (now 5th) Iowa District
    • 1995
      Chief Executive Officer, Goodwill Industries International Incorporated