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Publishing company executive

Herman S. Frey, American publishing company executive. Achievements include first to participant in the atom bomb tests at Bikini Atoll. Named honorary citizen, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia.


Frey, Herman S. was born on April 19, 1920 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States. Son of Saleem McCool and Minnie May (Felts) Frey.


Student in electronic Navigation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1943. Student, Foreign Service School, Washington, 1958. Student in naval intelligence, United States Naval War College, 1948.

Student in American History, University Maryland, 1955. Student in American History, University Maryland, 1966. Bachelor, American University, 1964.

Master of Business Administration, George Washington University, 1965. Postgraduate, Oxford University, 1974.


Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1942. Grades to lieutenant Commander, 1955. With navigation department United States Ship Quincy, 1937—1941.

Navigator United States Ship Sagamore, 1941—1942. Assistant navigator United States Ship, Iowa, 1942—1944. With Naval Schools, Norfolk, Virginia, New York City, Miami, 1944—1945.

Navigation and gunnery officer United States Ship, Zuni, 1945—1946, executive officer Chickasaw, 1946—1947. Commanding officer, 1947—1948. Instructor Naval School, Boston, 1948—1951.

Commanding officer United States Ship Sisken, 1951—1952. Conducted courts inquiry Commander Mine Force Atlantic Fleet, 1953. Commander mine division, task unit, 1952—1954.

Executive officer United States Ship, McClellan, 1954—1955. Officer detailer Bureau Naval Personnel, Washington, 1955—1958. Advisor, liaison American Embassy, Netherlands, 1958—1961.

Stock broker Auchincloss, Parker & Redpath, Arlington, Virginia, 1966—1967. Assistant professor Georgetown University, Washington, 1967, University Virginia, Charlottesvil, 1967—1969. Freelance journalist Europe & United States, 1972—1976.

President Frey Enterprises, from 1976. Faculty University Maryland, College Park, 1978. Conductor courts inquiry Commander Mine Force Atlantic Fleet, 1953—1954.

Member board governors American School Hague, Netherlands, 1959—1961. Consultant, Tennessee, 1969—1970. Member World Affairs Council, Washington, from 1994.

Member advisory committee National Naval Memorial Foundation, Washington. National advisory council A Tribute United States Navy, 1941—1945. Board governors Methodist Church, Arlington, 1962—1964.


  • Achievements include first to participant in the atom bomb tests at Bikini Atoll.


Member of the Board of Governors American School of Hague, Netherlands, 1959-1961. Member World Affairs Council, Washington, 1994.; Member American Association of University Professors, Veterans of Foreign Wars (life), American Business Men's Association, The Hague, 1958-1961, Naval Order of the United States (life), World Institute Achievement, Society Advancement Management (president 1964), International Platform Association, United States Naval Institute (life), United States Capitol History Society, Tennessee History Society, Tennessee Sheriff's Association, Retired Officers Association (life), National Association Uniformed Services (life), World Affairs Council (Washington), American Legion (life), Navy League of the United States, United States Navy Mine Warfare Association, Veterans Association of United States Ship Iowa, United States Ship Chickasaw Veterans Association, Military District Officer's.


  • Other Interests

    History, literature, collecting rare books, travel, amateur cooking. Participant in the atom bomb tests at Bikini Atoll, 1946.


Married Daisy Rook Corlew, April 3, 1946. 1 child Pamela Anne.

Saleem McCool Frey

Minnie May (Felts) Frey

Daisy Rook Corlew

Pamela Anne Frey