Weyerhaeuser, Frederick Edward
- William G. Robbins
Weyerhaeuser, Frederick Edward (04 November 1872–18 October 1945), business executive with the Weyerhaeuser Timber Company and its affiliates, was born in Rock Island, Illinois, the son of Frederick Weyerhaeuser and Elizabeth Sarah Bloedel. His father was the founder of the most prominent forest products company in the United States. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Yale University in 1896, F. E. (as he is identified in family biographies) immediately joined his older brother Rudolph with the Northern Lumber Company, a Weyerhaeuser-controlled firm that soon came to dominate lumbering activity in the countryside around Duluth, Minnesota. With a talent for efficient management and coordinated business effort that gained the attention of the Weyerhaeuser associates, the younger Frederick began his career purchasing timber stumpage for Northern Lumber and two other Weyerhaeuser mills in the vicinity....