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Walter Wenzel Frese, American publisher. National senior veterans platform tennis champion, 1969, 72, 74, 84. Recipient Columbia Alumni Owl citation for distinguished public service, 1964.

Background

Frese, Walter Wenzel was born on September 28, 1909 in Mount Vernon, New York, United States. Son of Walter Adolf and Clara (Wenzel) Frese.

Education

Student, Columbia University, 1927-1931.

Career

With, Architectural Book Public Company, Inc., 1927-1995; vice president, Architectural Book Public Company, Inc., 1930-1953; president, Architectural Book Public Company, Inc., 1953-1995; founder, president, Hastings House, publications, 1936-1985; founder, president, Archives Public Company of Pennsylvania, Inc., 1945-1956; partner, Arnold & Frese (securities), 1936-1939.

Achievements

  • National senior veterans platform tennis champion, 1969, 72, 74, 84.

Membership

President Stamford (Connecticut) Hills Association, 1945-1948. Member advisory council School General Studies, Columbia University, chairman, 1963-1971. Member Connecticut advisory committee on United Nations Organization Headquarters Site.

Member American Institute Graphic Arts (president 1945-1947), New England Society City New York (president 1976-1977) Clubs: Century, Coffee House, Princeton University (New York City). Stamford Yacht (commodore 1971-1973), Dutch Treat (secretary-treasurer 1971-1992, chairman board 1992-1995, gold medal 1991), Pilgrims.

Connections

Married Margaret Penny, June 20, 1931. Children: Alan David Rogers, Frederick Wenzel, Diana Elaine.

father:
Walter Adolf Frese

mother:
Clara (Wenzel) Frese

spouse:
Margaret Penny

child:
Diana Elaine Frese

child:
Alan David Rogers Frese

child:
Frederick Wenzel Frese