Biography of Joseph C. Frederick
North Central Ohio Biographies

Joseph C. Frederick, attorney, is prominent in the professional, social and civic life of Lorain, where he has spent almost his entire life. He was born at Tisza Becs, Hungary, Nov. 1, 1899, the son of Joseph and Rosa (Borhegyi) Frederick.

Joseph Frederick, who died in Hungary in 1904, was a native of that country. During his active career he was successful as a building contractor. He held membership in the Hungarian Reformed Church. His wife died in Lorain in 1928. Eight children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Frederick, three of whom survive: Ethel, married Frank Vass, lives at Lorain; Yolanda, married Wayland D. Gregory, lives at Lakewood; and Joseph C., the subject of this sketch.

Joseph C. Frederick was six years old when he came to the United States with his mother and settled in Lorain. After his graduation from Lorain High School in 1918 he spent one year at Oberlin College, and while a student there served as a member of the Student Army Training Corps. He began his business career in the offices of the Thew Shovel Company, of Lorain, and later was interested in the real estate and insurance business. He attended evening classes at the Cleveland Law School, from which he was graduated with the degree of LL. B. in 1928, with highest honors. The following year he received the degree of LL. M. at John Marshall School of Law, Cleveland. After being admitted to the bar in 1928, Mr. Frederick established his present practice in Lorain.

In 1930 Mr. Frederick was united in marriage with Miss Margaret Chaszar, the daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Chaszar, natives of Hungary, now residents of Lorain.

Mr. Frederick is a Republican, and has taken an active part in local politics, having served for six years as a member of the Republican central committee. He has also been a member of the Lorain health board, and is secretary of the Industrial Development Bureau.

Mr. Frederick holds membership in the Hungarian Reformed Church, and belongs to the Knights of Pythias, American Legion, Lorain Post No. 30, and Chamber of Commerce. He is also a leader in Y. M. C. A. work in the city. He is identified with the Lorain County Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association and is vice president of the Lorain Lawyers Nisi Prius Club.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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