Frederick Louis Maytag II Article

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Frederick Louis Maytag II (January 8, 1911 – November 4, 1962) was President and, later, Chairman of the Maytag company. [1] In the early 1940s, he and Robert E. Maytag (1923- ), both sons of Elmer Henry Maytag, created a cheese plant and storage caves on Maytag Dairy Farms to take advantage of a process developed by Iowa State University researchers to make blue cheese using homogenized milk [2] He married and had as his son Frederick Louis Maytag III. [3] [4]


  1. ^ "Fred Maytag Dies. Head of Washing-Machine Company for 20 Years Led Company Since '40. Other Business Affiliations Support to Education". New York Times. November 5, 1962. Newton, Iowa, November 4, 1962 ( United Press International) Fred Maytag 2d, board chairman of the Maytag Company, died of cancer at his home today. He was 51 years old.
  2. ^ "Celebs and chefs make Maytag Blue a cheese to envy". Retrieved 2007-02-14. In the early 1940s, Frederick Louis Maytag II, E.H.'s son, heard about a new blue cheese process being developed by Iowa State. An agreement was worked out for Maytag to use the process. A cheese plant and storage caves were built. The first cheese was produced in 1941.[ dead link]
  3. ^ Ingham, John (1983). Biographical Dictionary of American Business Leaders. Greenwood Press. ISBN  0-313-23908-8.
  4. ^ "Died". Time. November 16, 1962. Retrieved 2007-07-21. Frederick Louis Maytag II, 51, president since 1940 of the $107 million-a-year Maytag Company, U.S. producer of laundry machines, the founder's forthright flying and skindiving grandson, who at 29 inherited a feudal Midwestern firm, modernized and expanded it tenfold by profit-sharing management and honest craftsmanship that shunned built-in obsolescence; of cancer; in Newton, Iowa.
Business positions
Preceded by
Elmer Henry Maytag
President of Maytag Corporation
Succeeded by
E.G. Higdon