Written by Letitia Baldridge, Jackie Kennedy's Chief of Staff and author.


I remember him so fondly from the Kennedy days. There was never anyone who worked harder at making that administration effective and human and memorable. He was always there when something important had been settled and needed communicating. He was always available when people needed information and answers. He was a problem-solver for anyone and anything, and along with all that talent and energy, he was so darned nice!

We all loved him and respected him, but I'm sure of one thing: he is already greatly loved and respected up, out, in, wherever heaven is! A lot of people come and go in this city. But Fred was very special. Far removed from the mediocrity, phoniness and braggadoccio that covers much of Washington today.

Tish Baldrige