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Fred Korth

Banker , Government official , Lawyer

Fred KORTH, American banker, lawyer and government official. Award, Army Department. American Bar Association, American Law Institute, National Council Salk Institute.


Korth, Fred was born on September 9, 1909 in Yorktown, Texas, United States. Son of Fritz R.J. and Eleanor Marie (Stark) Korth.


Bachelor of Arts Texas, 1932. Juris Doctor, George Washington University, 1935. Doctor of Laws (honorary), George Washington University, 1960.


Deputy Counsellor, Department, of the Army 1951-1952, Assistant Secretary of Army 1952-1953. Consultant to Secretary of Army 1953-1960. Executive Vice-President Continental National Bank, Fort Worth 1953-1959, President 1959-1962.

Secretary of the Navy 1962-1964, private law practice since 1964. Co-Executor and Co-Trustee, Marjorie Merriweather Post Estate. Former Director Bell Aerospace Corporation, T. & P. Railway, Panama Canal Company.

Director Fischbach and Moore, American Air Filter Company, OKC Corporation. Director Fischbach Corporation. Honorary Doctor of Laws.


  • Bar: Texas, 1935, District of Columbia 1935.


President United Fund, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, 1957-1958. Board directors Southwestern Exposition and Fat Stock Show, Fort Worth, 1953-1963. Co-executor Marjorie Merriweather Post Estate, 1975, trustee, 1975-1998.

Member national council Salk Institute. Trustee Meridian International Center, Washington, National Defense University Foundation, 1984-1990, Falcon Foundation/United States Air Force Academy, 1987-1992. Lieutenant colonel Air Transportation Command, Army of the United States, 1942-1946.

Member American Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, American Law Institute (life), Order St. Lazarus, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (treasurer 1957-1961), Phi Delta Phi, Sigma Phi Epsilon. Clubs: Georgetown (Washington), Army-Navy (Washington). Ridglea (Fort Worth).

Argyle (San Antonio). El Paso Country, Coronado Country.


  • Other Interests

    Hunting and fishing.


Married Vera Connell, September 12, 1934 (divorced March 1966). Children: Nina Maria, Fritz-Alan, Verita Sansom (deceased). Married Charlotte Brooks, August 23, 1980.

Fritz R.J. Korth

Eleanor Marie (Stark) Korth

Vera Connell

Charlotte Brooks

Nina Maria Korth

Fritz-Alan Korth

Verita Sansom Korth (deceased)