Frederick Louis Maytag II

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Frederick Louis Maytag II (January 8, 1911 – November 4, 1962) was President and, later, Chairman of the Maytag company.[1] In the early 1940s, he and Robert E. Maytag (1923- ), both sons of Elmer Henry Maytag, created a cheese plant and storage caves on Maytag Dairy Farms to take advantage of a process developed by Iowa State University researchers to make blue cheese using homogenized milk[2] He married and had as his son Frederick Louis Maytag III.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Fred Maytag Dies. Head of Washing-Machine Company for 20 Years Led Company Since '40. Other Business Affiliations Support to Education". New York Times. November 5, 1962. Newton, Iowa, November 4, 1962 (United Press International) Fred Maytag 2d, board chairman of the Maytag Company, died of cancer at his home today. He was 51 years old.
  2. ^ "Celebs and chefs make Maytag Blue a cheese to envy". Retrieved 2007-02-14. In the early 1940s, Frederick Louis Maytag II, E.H.'s son, heard about a new blue cheese process being developed by Iowa State. An agreement was worked out for Maytag to use the process. A cheese plant and storage caves were built. The first cheese was produced in 1941.[dead link]
  3. ^ Ingham, John (1983). Biographical Dictionary of American Business Leaders. Greenwood Press. ISBN 0-313-23908-8.
  4. ^ "Died". Time. November 16, 1962. Retrieved 2007-07-21. Frederick Louis Maytag II, 51, president since 1940 of the $107 million-a-year Maytag Company, U.S. producer of laundry machines, the founder's forthright flying and skindiving grandson, who at 29 inherited a feudal Midwestern firm, modernized and expanded it tenfold by profit-sharing management and honest craftsmanship that shunned built-in obsolescence; of cancer; in Newton, Iowa.
Business positions
Preceded by
Elmer Henry Maytag
President of Maytag Corporation
Succeeded by
E.G. Higdon