FRANCIS JOSEPH FRIEDRICH, D. M. D.
For over eighteen years Dr. Francis Joseph Friedrich has been prominent in the dental circles of Astoria, where
he has built up a large and lucrative practice. He is a native son of Oregon, his birth having occurred in Oregon
City, April 14, 1881, a son of Gustave and Marie (Busch) Friedrich. Gustave Friedrich was for many years engaged
in the manufacture of furniture in this state, first at Milwaukie and later at Oregon City in connection with Frank
Dr. Francis J. Friedrich is indebted to the schools of Oregon City for his education and after graduation from
the McLaughlin Institute he entered the North Pacific Dental College at Portland, from which latter institution
he was graduated in 1902, with the degree of D. M. D. He entered upon the practice of his profession in Dallas,
Oregon, remaining there for fifteen months but in 1903 he came to Astoria, where he has since practiced. In the
eighteen years of his practice in Astoria Dr. Friedrich has built up a large patronage and he is recognized as
a most careful practitioner.
In 1907 Dr. Friedrich was united in marriage to Miss Henrietta Germann, a native of Illinois, and to their union
four children have been born: Francis J., Jr.; Anna Marie; Henrietta and Robert Vincent.
Fraternally Dr. Friedrich is affiliated with the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Modern Woodmen and
the Knights of Columbus and in the latter organization he has served as financial secretary. His religious faith
is that of the Roman Catholic church and in line with his professional interests he is a member of the Oregon State
and the American Dental Associations. In matters of civic interest he takes a prominent part and is readily conceded
to be a leader in dental circles and a representative citizen.
History of Oregon Illistrated
BY: Charles H. Carney
The Pioneer Historical Publishing Company
Chicago - Portland 1922
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