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Frederick Andrew Seaton

newspaper publisher

Frederick Andrew Seaton, American newspaper publisher. Recipient Medal of Freedom.


Seaton, Frederick Andrew was born on December 11, 1909 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Fay Noble and Dorothea Elizabeth (Schmidt) Seaton.


Student Kansas State University, 1927-1931, Doctor of Laws, 1955, U. Alaska, 1958. Doctor of Humanities, Maryville College, 1956. Doctor of Laws, Miami University, 1959, Gettysburg College, 1959, U. Hawaii, 1959, U. Redlands, 1959, U. Maryland., 1960, John Carroll U., 1960, Rose Polytechnic Institute, 1960.

D. England, Worcester Poly Institute, 1959, Colorado School Mines, 1960.


President Nebraska television Company, Hastings, Sheridan (Wyoming) Newspapers, Inc., Seaton Public Company, Lead, South Dakot, Winfield (Kansas) Public Company, Inc., Seaton Public Company, Hastings, Nebraska, Alliance (Nebraska) Public Company, Nebraska Broadcasting Company, Hastings, Manhattan (Kansas) Broadcasting Сompany. Vice president Seaton Public Company, Inc., Manhattan, Kansas, Midwest Broadcasting Company, Coffeyville, Coffeyville Public Company. Director First National Bank, Hastings, 1961-1974.

Chairman senior advisers to Nixon campaign, 1968. Board visitors Freedoms Foundation. State chairman of Radio Free Europe Fund, 1965, board directors.

Board advisers National Trust for Historic Preservation. Member Presidential Commission to Commemorate Bi-centennial Anniversary of Revolutionary War. Honorary member of National Council, Boy Scouts American.

Assistant secretary of defense for legislative affairs, 1953-1955. Administrative assistant to the President of the United States, February, 1955, deputy assistant to President of the United States, June, 1955. Secretary of the Interior, 1956-1961.


  • Editorial Association, Nebraska Press Association, Newcomen Society N.A., St. Andrews Society, Beta Theta Pi (district chief 1936, 37), Honorary Innocents, U. Nebraska, Sigma Delta Chi, Pi Kappa Delta.


Member Presidential Commission to Commemorate Bi-centennial Anniversary of Revolutionary War. Honorary; member of National Council, Boy Scouts American. Served two terms in Nebraska Unicameral, 1945-1949.

Member Nebraska Judicial Council, 1948-1950. Club of Kansas, 1932-1934, state chairman, 1934-1936, reelected 1936, resigned 1937. Member personal advisory staff of President Eisenhower during nat. campaign, 1952.

Past president Associate Press Newspapers of Nebraska. Member National.; Mason (Shriner), Elk. Clubs: Lochland Country.


Married Gladys Dowd, January 23, 1930. Children: Donald Richard, Johanna Christine Epp, Monica Margaret Hansen, Alfred Noble.

Fay Noble Seaton

Dorothea Elizabeth (Schmidt) Seaton

Gladys Dowd

Donald Richard Seaton

Johanna Christine Epp Seaton

Monica Margaret Hansen Seaton

Alfred Noble Seaton