Written by Jim Jones, former Democratic Congressman from Oklahoma, former head of the American Stock Exchange, US Ambassador to Mexico and currently head of a Washington consulting group.

Fred was a remarkable person in so many ways. He had a special gift for making people feel comfortable and be willing to open up a real dialogue.  He was a superb practitioner of what politics was and should be, namely the art of being able to search and find a common ground on policy issues and when that is not possible to be able to disagree without being disagreeable.
He was a great story teller and he had so many interesting and important stories to tell.