Dave Dederer

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Dave Dederer
Dave Dederer.jpg
Dederer in 2005
Background information
Born (1964-10-05) October 5, 1964 (age 54)
OriginSeattle, Washington, U.S.
GenresAlternative rock, Post-grunge, Punk rock, Grunge, Pop punk
Instrumentsvocals, guitar, guitbass
Years active1984–present
Associated actsThe Presidents of the United States of America, Loaded, The Gentlemen, Subset

Dave Dederer (born October 5, 1964) is an American guitarist and singer best known as a member of the 2x Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum-selling musical group The Presidents of the United States of America,.[1] An alumnus of Seattle, Washington's The Bush School and Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, he founded The Presidents with fellow Bush School alumnus Chris Ballew. He has also been a member of The Gentlemen and Loaded with Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan, also a Seattle native, and Subset, a collaboration between The Presidents and Sir Mix-a-lot.

Dederer currently heads programming and editorial at Amazon Music [2] and manages The Presidents' ongoing business interests.

Dederer worked for Seattle web/mobile media company Melodeo from 2007 to 2010 as Vice President, Business Development. Melodeo was acquired by Hewlett Packard in June, 2010. He previously worked for four years as a public affairs consultant at Seattle firm Pyramid Communications.

Prior to The Presidents' success, Dederer taught high school English at Kent Denver School and The Bush School, did public relations work on environmental issues, and attended graduate school in urban planning at the University of Washington. He has 2 daughters who play in the critically acclaimed Jazz Ensemble 1 at Bellevue High School.

On October 22, 2009, Dederer responded to questions made by users of the website reddit.[3]

Dederer is the older brother of writer Claire Dederer.[4]


  1. ^ "Presidents Of The United States Of America". NME. Archived from the original on December 3, 2009. Retrieved June 23, 2009.
  2. ^ http://www.geekwire.com/2012/amazon-growing-fast-hired-president-united-states-america/
  3. ^ IAmA Has-been rock star who sold 5 million+ records and lost twice at the Grammys AMA, 2009-10-22. Accessed 2009-10-24.
  4. ^ Dederer, Claire (2017). Love and Trouble. New York: Alfred Knopf. p. 106.

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