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ambassador , business executive

Fred Monroe Zeder, II, business executive, former ambassador. Decorated Knight of Malta, Chevalier du Tastevin.


II, Fred Monroe Zeder, was born on March 14, 1921 in South Orange, New Jersey, United States. Son of Fred Morrell and Lucille (Monroe) Z.


Student engineering, University Michigan, 1941. Student engineering, University of California at Los Angeles, 1947. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Northwood Institute, 1978.


President Zeder-Talbott, Inc., Detroit and Los Angeles, 1945-1949. Vice president McCann-Erickson, New York City, 1949-1956. President Chrysler-Zeder, Inc., from 1956.

Director Hydrometals, Inc., 1957-1977, president, chief executive officer, 1959-1971, chairman, chief executive officer, 1970-1977. President, chief executive officer Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Washington, from 1989. Board directors Paradise Cruise Ltd., since 1979.


Appointed director territories Department Interior, 1975-1977. Ambassador, president's personal representative Micronesian Status Negotiations, 1981-1987. Member national steering committee, finance chairman George Bush Presl.

Campaign, Honolulu; special advisor Fund for Americans Future, 1987-1988. Senior advisor Bush Transition Committee, 1988-1989. Former Dallas metropolitan chairman National Alliance Businessmen.

Member Dallas City Council, 1971-1973. Board directors Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, 1973-1975. Founding member World Business Council.

Board visiting United States Air Force Academy since 1992. Advisory committee Eyimdank, since 1992. Pilot United States Army Air Force, 1941-1945, major Reserve.

Member World Business Council (founding), Council of America Ambassadors, Young President Organization, Colony Hunt Club (Los Angeles), University Michigan Club of New York (past president, board governors), Union League Club (New York City), Burning Tree Golf Club (Bethesda. Maryland), Capitol Hill Club (Washington), Waialae Country Club (Honolulu), Delta Kappa Epsilon.


Married Martha Blood, August 8, 1942. Children: Fred M., Suzan Lucille, Howard, Melinda Ann, Wendy.

Fred Morrell Z.

Lucille (Monroe) Z.

Martha Blood

Howard II

Melinda Ann II

Fred M. II

Suzan Lucille II

Wendy II