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Malek, Frederic V. (Frederic Vincent), 1936-2019


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    • Frederic Vincent
  • Variants

    • Malek, Fred, 1936-2019
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    • Malek, Frederic V. (Frederic Vincent), 1936-
  • Sources

    • found: His Washington's hidden tragedy, c1978:t.p. (Frederic V. Malek) pub. info. (formerly career gov., now Senior V.P., Marriott Corp.)
    • found: U.S. Cong. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs. Nomination of Frederic V. Malek, 1983:t.p. (Frederic V. Malek) p. 2 (Frederic Vincent Malek; b. 12/22/36)
    • found: Marquis WW, 2004:(Frederic Vincent Malek; b. Dec. 22, 1936; finance company executive; spl. asst. to Pres., 1970-73)
    • found: Washington post WWW site, viewed March 27, 2019(Fred Malek, a Washington-area business executive who led Marriott Hotels and Northwest Airlines, raised millions for the Republican Party and advised four presidents during a career that was shadowed by his role in President Richard M. Nixon's crusade against a "Jewish cabal" in the government, died March 24 [2019]. He was 82. His death was announced by the American Action Network, a conservative advocacy group he formed with Norm Coleman. Mr. Malek was working as White House personnel chief when, in 1971, Nixon became angered by a news report in which the bureau attributed a drop in the unemployment rate to a statistical fluke. He led Marriott from 1981 to 1988, then served as president and chairman of Northwest Airlines after helping to engineer a leveraged buyout in 1989. That same year, he was part of a team that acquired Coldwell Banker from Sears. He served as co-chairman of the real estate firm in the 1990s and also assisted in the buyouts of the Ritz-Carlton hotel chain and the Texas Rangers baseball team, which he acquired in 1989 with partners including George W. Bush. Mr. Malek made headlines in 2004, when he and his firm Thayer Capital Partners were fined by the Securities and Exchange Commission. He had by then firmly established himself as a force in Republican politics, having served in the administrations of presidents Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, and worked on the campaigns of almost every GOP presidential candidate of the past 40 years. Frederic Vincent Malek was born in the Chicago suburb of Berwyn, Ill., on Dec. 22, 1936. He received an MBA from Harvard University in 1964 and after working in business joined the Nixon administration in 1969 as deputy undersecretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. He went on to serve as special assistant to the president and as deputy director of Nixon's Committee for the Re-Election of the President. Mr. Malek later served as deputy director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget under Nixon and Ford before returning to the corporate world as a vice president at Marriott. He directed the 1988 Republican National Convention and in 1992 managed George H.W. Bush's unsuccessful reelection campaign)
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    • 1978-01-27: new
    • 2019-03-27: revised
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