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Richard Arthur Freytag, American banker. Decorated Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, 1993, Medal for Distinguished Public Service Department Defense, 2000; recipient Brooks prize Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1971; Alfred Sloan fellow The National City Foundation, New York City, 1969.


Freytag, Richard Arthur was born on October 26, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Elmer Walter and Mary Louise (Mayo) Freytag.


AB, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, 1955. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1961. Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1971.


Map salesman, Rand McNally & Company, Chicago, 1955-1956; international salesman, Diversey Corporation, Chicago, 1959-1960; with, Citibank, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, 1962-1970; vice president, senior credit officer, Citibank, 1971-1973; senior officer, Citibank, Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, 1973-1976; investor relations and problem loan recovery management, Citibank, New York City, 1977-1984; president, Citicorp Holdings, Inc., Citibank Overseas Investment Corporation, 1984-1996; vice chairman, director, Citicorp Holdings, Inc., Citibank Overseas Investment Corporation, 1996-1998; president, Chief Executive Officer, Citicorp Banking Corporation, New Castle, Delaware, 1984-1996; vice chairman, director, Citicorp Banking Corporation, New Castle, Delaware, 1996-1998; president, Citibank Delaware, 1989-1996; vice chairman, director, Citibank Delaware, 1996-1998. Vice chairman Far East Bank, Ltd., Hong Kong, 1973-1976. Board directors Citicorp Capital Investors Europe Ltd., The Thomas Group, Inc., Irving.

Mem.panel Buenos Aires Group on N.E. Asian Ltd. Nuclear Arms Agreement.


Trustee Medical Center of Delaware. Board visitors National Defense University, 1988-1993, 2002-2005. Chairman National Defense University Foundation, 1993-1999, chairman emeritus, 1999-2005.

Member Governor's Council on Banking, 1994-1997. 1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1956-1959, major general United States Air Force Reserve, 1986-1993, fighter pilot operational in F-100 "supersabre", 1956-1959. Member National Air Force Salute Foundation (president 1988-1990, chairman 1990-1992), Air Force Association (Iron Gate chapter president 1988-1990, chairman 1990-1992, Ira Eaker fellow 1991, Medal of Merit 1990, Exceptional Service award 1989), Council on Foreign Relations, Falcon Foundation (trustee), Delaware Bankers Association (director, president 1992-1997), Delaware Business Roundtable (vice chairman 1994-1996).


Married Pamela Burge, February 11, 1989. Children: Richard Christopher Hughes Freytag, Bliss Louise MayoFreytag.

Elmer Walter Freytag

Mary Louise (Mayo) Freytag

Pamela Burge

Bliss Louise Mayo Smith Freytag

Richard Christopher Hughes Freytag