City Manager Paul Frederick

An estimated 400 Cape residents met the city’s first city manager and his family at a reception Feb. 10, 1966. In this photo, which ran on the front page of The Missourian, the caption read (paraphrased), City Manager Paul Frederick greets Mrs. Arthur W. Thilenius, while the Fredericks’ son, Jon, Mrs. Frederick and the Fredericks’ younger daughter, Mary look on. The Fredericks’ older daughter, Pauline, is attending college in North Dakota and was unable to attend the reception. Mayor Charles Hood is at right.

(Sorry, Jon, for getting you with your eyes closed. Following in Frony’s footsteps, I only shot three frames at the event and you were cropped out of the other two.)

The Frederick family came from Minot, N.D.  He served until 1970, when he resigned and was replaced by W.G. Lawley of Camden, Ark.

3 Replies to “City Manager Paul Frederick”

  1. Jon was a good friend while they were in town. They lived on cape rock just west of Perry Ave. We used to run around together.

  2. Until Paul Frederick came to Cape, any snowfall nearly crippled the city. One of his first acts was to equip the city trash trucks with snow plows to clear the streets. Having come from Minot, he could not believe that we were not prepared to deal with minor snowfalls.

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