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Newspaper publisher

Eric Ridder, American newspaper publisher. Trustee South St. Seaport Museum; Member of Seawanhaka-Corinthian Yacht (New York City), Piping Rock (New York City), New York Yacht (New York City), India House (New York City); Royal Swedish Yacht.

Background

Ridder, Eric was born on July 1, 1918 in Hewlett, Long Island, New York, United States. Son of Joseph E. and Hedwig (Schneider) Ridder.

Education

Student, Harvard University, 1936-1937.

Career

Entire career in newspaper work director, Seattle Times Company director, Knight-Ridder Newspapers, Inc.

Achievements

  • He competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, where he won a gold medal in the 6 metre class with the boat Llanoria.

Membership

Trustee South St. Seaport Museum. Member of Seawanhaka-Corinthian Yacht (New York City), Piping Rock (New York City), New York Yacht (New York City), India House (New York City). Royal Swedish Yacht.

Connections

Married Ethelette Tucker, 1939 (divorced). Children: Eric, Susan. Married Madeleine Graham, 1955 (deceased November 1991).

father:
Joseph E. Ridder

mother:
Hedwig (Schneider) Ridder

spouse:
Ethelette Tucker

spouse:
Madeleine Graham

child:
Susan Ridder

child:
Eric Ridder