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Editor , non-fiction writer , bridge player

Richard Lincoln Frey, American author, editor. World championship chief bridge commentator, 1960-1970. Named Leading American Bridge Player, 1934, Life Master, 1936. Member American Society Journalists and Authors.


Frey, Richard Lincoln was born on February 12, 1905 in New York City. Son of Louis Joseph and Bessie Alice (Butzel) Frey.


Extension student, Columbia University.


With, Federal Advertising Agency, 1921-1925;vice president, account executive, Herald Advertising Agency, New York City, 1925-1927;advertising manager for clothing manufacturers, 1928-1934;proprietor, Triangle Bridge Club, 1933-1934;national sales manager, Kem Playing Cardsalso associate editor, Bridge World magazine, 1935-1937;president, Morehead, Frey & Whitman Advertising, New York City, 1938-1939;freelance author, 1940-1960;editor, public relations director, American Contract Bridge League, 1959-1970;editor-in-chief, Official Encyclopedia Bridge, from 1964;president, International Bridge Press Association, 1969-1980;chairman, International Bridge Press Association, from 1980;chairman, Goren Editorial Board, from 1970.


  • ACBL Hall of Fame, 1997North American Bridge Championships (6)von Zedtwitz Life Master Pairs (1) 1934 Vanderbilt (2) 1934, 1942 Spingold (1) 1933 Masters Team of 4 (1) 1934 Spingold (1) 1942.


  • Other Work

    • Author: According to Hoyle, How to Win at Contract Bridge in 10 Easy Lessons.


Member American Society Journalists and Authors.


Married Mabel Amy Planco, July 10, 1935. Children: Steven Lewis (deceased), Stephanie Constance Frey-Secor.

Louis Joseph Frey

Bessie Alice (Butzel) Frey

Mabel Amy Planco

Steven Lewis Frey (deceased)

Stephanie Constance Frey-Secor Frey