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Richard Lincoln Frey

Richard Lincoln Frey, American author, editor. World championship chief bridge commentator, 1960-1970. Named Leading American Bridge Player, 1934, Life Master, 1936. Member American Society Journalists and Authors.

Background

  • Frey, Richard Lincoln was born on February 12, 1905 in New York City. Son of Louis Joseph and Bessie Alice (Butzel) Frey.

  • Education

    • Extension student, Columbia University.

    Career

    • With Federal Advertising Agency, 1921-1925. Vice president, account executive Herald Advertising Agency, New York City, 1925-1927. Advertising manager for clothing manufacturers, 1928-1934.

      Proprietor Triangle Bridge Club, 1933-1934. National sales manager Kem Playing Cards. Also associate editor Bridge World magazine, 1935-1937.

      President Morehead, Frey & Whitman Advertising, New York City, 1938-1939. Freelance author, 1940-1960. Editor, public relations director American Contract Bridge League, 1959-1970.

      Editor-in-chief Official Encyclopedia Bridge, from 1964. President International Bridge Press Association, 1969-1980, chairman, from 1980, Goren Editorial Board, from 1970.

    Major achievements

    • World championship chief bridge commentator, 1960-1970.

    Works

    • Author: According to Hoyle, How to Win at Contract Bridge in 10 Easy Lessons.

    Membership

    Member American Society Journalists and Authors.

    Connections

    • Married Mabel Amy Planco, July 10, 1935. Children: Steven Lewis (deceased), Stephanie Constance Frey-Secor.
    • father: Louis Joseph Frey
    • mother: Bessie Alice (Butzel) Frey
    • spouse: Mabel Amy Planco
    • children: Steven Lewis Frey (deceased)
    • Stephanie Constance Frey-Secor Frey
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    Born February 12, 1905
    Died October 17, 1988
    (aged 83)
    Nationality
    • 1921 - 1925
      With Federal Advertising Agency
    • 1925 - 1927
      vice president, Herald Advertising Agency
    • 1925 - 1927
      account executive, Herald Advertising Agency
    • 1928 - 1934
      advertising manager, for clothing manufacturers
    • 1933 - 1934
      proprietor, Triangle Bridge Club
    • 1935 - 1937
      also associate, editor Bridge World magazine
    • 1938 - 1939
      president, Morehead
    • 1940 - 1960
      freelance author
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