Fred J. Eckert

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Fred Eckert
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 30th district
In office
January 2, 1985 – January 3, 1987
Preceded by Barber B. Conable, Jr.
Succeeded by Louise M. Slaughter
Personal details
Born (1941-05-06) May 6, 1941 (age 73)
Rochester, New York
Political party Republican
Alma mater North Texas State University

New York University

New School for Social Research

Profession politician



Fred J. Eckert (born May 6, 1941) is an American politician and a former one-term United States Representative from New York.


Eckert graduated from North Texas State University in 1964 and took postgraduate courses at New York University and at the New School for Social Research from 1965 to 1966.


His political career began in 1968 when Eckert organized support for the presidential candidacy of Richard M. Nixon in opposition to local Republican support for Nelson A. Rockefeller.[1] He served as supervisor of the town of Greece, New York from 1970 to 1972. He was also a member of the New York State Senate from 1973 to 1982. He was president of the advertising agency Eckert-Hogan-Newell, Inc., from 1973 to 1984. He was United States Ambassador to Fiji, Tonga, Tuvalu and Kiribati from 1982 to 1984.[2]

Elected as a Republican member of the House of Representatives to the 99th Congress, Eckert served from January 3, 1985 to January 3, 1987.[3] Thereafter, he served as the second United States Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture from 1987 to 1988, succeeding Millicent Fenwick. He is now president of Eckert Associates and lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.


  1. ^ "Eckert Upsets Powers in State Senate Race", The Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, New York), 1972-11-08: 1A 
  2. ^ "Fred J. Eckert". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Fred J. Eckert". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
George W. Badgerow
Greece, New York Supervisor
January 1, 1970 – December 31, 1972
Succeeded by
Donald J. Riley
New York State Senate
Preceded by
Thomas F. McGowan
New York State Senate, 54th District
January 1, 1973 – 1982
Succeeded by
William M. Steinfeldt
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Barber B. Conable, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 30th congressional district

January 3, 1985 – January 3, 1987
Succeeded by
Louise M. Slaughter