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Fred A. Bantz

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Fred A. Bantz

Fred A. Bantz (June 25, 1895 – September 22, 1982) was an official in the United States Department of the Navy during the administration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.


A native of Saint Paul, Minnesota, Bantz joined J. C. Penney in 1922 as a buyer. He rose through the ranks, becoming a J. C. Penney vice president in 1950.

In 1957, President Eisenhower appointed Bantz as Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Material), a post he held until 1959. At that time, President Eisenhower nominated Bantz as Under Secretary of the Navy and he served in that capacity from June 8, 1959 to January 20, 1961.

Bantz was active in charity work in

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