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State agency administrator

Freda Klein was American state agency administrator. Recipient Achievement award Nevada Business Service, 1990, Certified of Special Congressional Recognition, 1992; named Outstanding Woman, Goodwill Industries science and research division, 1977; selected to be included in Wall of Women exhibit Women of Diversity, 2005.


Klein, Freda was born on May 17, 1920 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Daughter of Joseph and Julia (Caplan) Vinikow.


Bachelor, University Washington, 1942. Master of Science, University Nevada, Las Vega, 1969. Doctor of Education, University Nevada, Las Vega, 1978.


Owner, manager, Smart Shop, Provo, Utah., 1958-1960;owner, manager, Small Fry Shop, Las Vegas, 1961-1966;vocational counselor, test administrator, Nevada Employment Security Department, Las Vegas, 1966-1977;local office manager, Nevada Employment Security Department, Las Vegas, 1978-1995;retired, 1995.


Executive board Private Industry Council, Las Vegas, since 1988, Interstate Conference on Employment Security Agencies, Nevada, 1988—1990, Area Coordinating Committee for Economic Development, Las Vegas, 1988—1995. Volunteer Center for Business and Economic Research, University Nevada, since 1995. Member American Association of University Women, International Association Personnel in Employment Security, University Nevada Las Vegas Alumni Association, Henderson Chamber of Commerce (executive board 1986-1995), Soroptimist International (president 1987-1988), Phi Kappa Phi (scholastic honorary).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: hiking, swimming, writing.


Married Jerry Jerome Klein, October 20, 1946. Children: Jan Susan Klein Waples, Kerry Joseph, Robin Jo Klein.

Joseph Vinikow

Julia (Caplan) Vinikow

Jerry Jerome Klein

Jan Susan Klein Waples Klein

Kerry Joseph Klein

Robin Jo Klein