Frederick Beebe

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Person.png Frederick BeebeRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(corporate lawyer, editor)
Bornca. 1913
Died1 May 1973 (Age 59)
NationalityUnited States
Member ofCouncil on Foreign Relations/Historical Members
Single Bilderberg corporate lawyer

Frederick Sessions Beebe was a Wall Street lawyer and chairman of the Washington Post. He attended the 1967 Bilderberg.


Beebe was intimately involved with the Washington Post since graduating in 1938 from the Yale Law School. Immediately after graduation he was recruited for the prestigious law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore by Roswell Gilpatric, a partner in the firm and later an Assistant Secretary of Defense. He was assigned to look after the Meyer family affairs (the owners of the Washington Post), and eventually coming to represent their interests, also serving on the boards of the Allied Chemical Company, the Bowaters Mersey Paper Company of Nova Scotia, the Tricontinental Corporation, the Southeast Banking Corporation and a Florida real estate concern, the Sengra Development Company.

Shortly after graduation he married Liane Petzl‐Basny of Munich, Germany. During World War II he served in the office of the General Counsel of the Navy, leaving as a lieutenant.

Graham Meyer committed suicide in 1963, leaving control of the growing company in the hands of his widow and Beebe.

For the next 12 years, until his death of cancer, Frederick Beebe was chairman of the board of the Washington Post Company for and overseer of a communications concern that included The Washington Post, Newsweek magazine, a chain of radio and television stations and a partial interest in The International Herald Tribune. [1]

Besides his business activities, Mr. Beebe was a director, as well as a member of the board of governors of the United Nations Association, a trustee of the Committee for Economic Development and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the National Industrial Conference Board. He was also a member of the Metropolitan Club in Washington and the University Club in New York.


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/196731 March 19672 April 1967St John's College (Cambridge)
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