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Frank Perley Reiche, American lawyer, former federal commissioner. Bar: New Jersey 1960, District of Columbia 1981.


Reiche, Frank Perley was born on May 8, 1929 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Son of Karl Augustus and LaFetra (Perley) Reiche.


AB, Williams College, 1951. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia University, 1959. Master of Arts, George Washington University, 1959.

Master of Laws in Taxation, New York University, 1966.


Associate, Stryker, Tams & Dill, Newark, 1959-1961;associate, Smith, Stratton, Wise & Heher, Princeton, New Jersey, 1962-1964;partner, Smith, Stratton, Wise & Heher, Princeton, New Jersey, 1964-1979;commissioner, Federal Election Commission, Washington, 1979-1985;chairman, Federal Election Commission, 1982;partner, Katzenbach, Gildea & Rudner, Lawrenceville, New Jersey, 1986-1993;private practice law, Princeton, New Jersey, 1993-1997;of counsel, Schragger, Lavine & Nagy, West Trenton, New Jersey, since 1997.


  • Bar: New Jersey 1960, District of Columbia 1981.


Trustee Westminster Choir College, Princeton, 1974-1986, Center Theological Inquiry, Princeton, 1991-1997, Wells College, Aurora, New York, 1994-2003. Member planned giving committee Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1973-1987, national chairman planned giving, 1983-1987. Director, Center Responsive Politics, Washington, since 2002.

Lieutenant United States Navy, 1952-1956. Member American Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, New Jersey Bar Association, American College Trust and Estate Counsel (New Jersey state chair 1995-2000, board regents 2001-2007). Clubs: Washington Golf and Country, Capitol Hill.


Married Janet Taylor, September 26, 1953. Children: Cynthia Reiche Schumacker, Dean S.

Karl Augustus Reiche

LaFetra (Perley) Reiche

Janet Taylor

Cynthia Reiche Schumacker Reiche

Dean S. Reiche