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Walter Wenzel Frese

Walter Wenzel Frese, American publisher. National senior veterans platform tennis champion, 1969, 72, 74, 84. Recipient Columbia Alumni Owl citation for distinguished public service, 1964.

Background

  • Frese, Walter Wenzel was born on September 28, 1909 in Mount Vernon, New York, United States. Son of Walter Adolf and Clara (Wenzel) Frese.

  • Education

    • Student, Columbia University, 1931.

    Career

    • With Architectural Book Public Company, Inc., 1927-1995, vice president, 1930-1953, president, 1953-1995. Founder, president Hastings House, publications, 1936-1985, Archives Public Company of Pennsylvania, Inc., 1945-1956. Partner Arnold & Frese (securities), 1936-1939.

    Major achievements

    • National senior veterans platform tennis champion, 1969, 72, 74, 84.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    President Stamford (Connecticut) Hills Association, 1945-1948. Member advisory council School General Studies, Columbia University, chairman, 1963-1971. Member Connecticut advisory committee on United Nations Organization Headquarters Site.

    Member American Institute Graphic Arts (president 1945-1947), New England Society City New York (president 1976-1977) Clubs: Century, Coffee House, Princeton University (New York City). Stamford Yacht (commodore 1971-1973), Dutch Treat (secretary-treasurer 1971-1992, chairman board 1992-1995, gold medal 1991), Pilgrims.

    Connections

    • Married Margaret Penny, June 20, 1931. Children: Alan David Rogers, Frederick Wenzel, Diana Elaine.
    • father: Walter Adolf Frese
    • mother: Clara (Wenzel) Frese
    • spouse: Margaret Penny
    • children: Alan David Rogers Frese
    • Frederick Wenzel Frese
    • Diana Elaine Frese
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    Born September 28, 1909
    Died January 24, 1995
    (aged 85)
    Nationality
    • 1931
      Columbia University
    • 1927 - 1995
      With Architect, ural Book Public Company
    • 1936 - 1939
      partner, Arnold & Frese (securities)
    • 1945 - 1956
      founder

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