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Fred J. ECKERT

(1941- )

ECKERT, Fred J., a Representative from New York; born in Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y., May 6, 1941; was graduated from North Texas State University, Denton, Tex., in 1964 and took postgraduate courses at New York University, New York City, and at the New School for Social Research, New York City, 1965-1966; supervisor of the town of Greece, N.Y., 1970-1972; member of the State senate 1972-1982; president of the advertising agency Eckert-Hogan-Newell, Inc., Rochester, N.Y., 1973-1984; United States Ambassador to Fiji, Tonga, Tuvalu and Kiribati, 1982-1984; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-ninth Congress (January 3, 1985-January 3, 1987); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1986; United States ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, 1987-1988; president of Eckert Associates; is a resident of Arlington, Va.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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