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Frederic Rosengarten

author , spice company executive

Frederic Rosengarten, American author, spice company executive. Decorated Order of the Quetzal (Guatemala); honorary research fellow economic botany Harvard University Fellow Linnean Society (London). Served from private to 1st lieutenant, Army of the United States, 1944-1946.


Rosengarten, Frederic was born on October 4, 1916 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Frederic and E. Marion (Sims) Rosengarten.


Bachelor of Arts, Princeton University, 1938.


Manager vice president Experimental Plantations, Inc. subsidiary Merck & Company, C.A., 1940-1943, in charge quinine plantations in Guatemala and Costa Rica, 1940-1943. Self-employed producer coffee, spices, essential oils in Guatemala, 1947-1958. President Monte de Oro, S.A., Guatemala Corporation, Guatemala City, Guatemala, 1958-1972.

Director University of Valley of Guatemala Foundation Trustee, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, El Zamorano, Honduras, Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden.


  • Author: The Book of Spices, 1969. Freebooters Must Die!, 1976. The Book of Edible Nuts, 1984.


Served from private to 1st lieutenant, Army of the United States, 1944-1946. Clubs: Guatemala Country (president 1957).


Married Miriam B. Osterhoust, June 18, 1941. Children: Miriam Suydam Rosengarten Lansing, Clara Rosengarten Urbahn, Lynn Rosengarten Horowitz, Joan Rosengarten Van Der Grift.

Frederic Rosengarten

E. Marion (Sims) Rosengarten

Miriam B. Osterhoust

Miriam Suydam Rosengarten Lansing Rosengarten

Clara Rosengarten Urbahn Rosengarten

Lynn Rosengarten Horowitz Rosengarten

Joan Rosengarten Van Der Grift Rosengarten