Perspectives on Fred and His Leadership


Presented at the Fred Hayes Celebration
on December 13, 2002


Rose Hayes on Fred Hayes


David Grossman on Fred Hayes


Joan Leiman on Fred Hayes


Peter Goldmark on Fred Hayes


Two Remembrances of Ann Hayes (2012)


But First Here is a Humorfull Fred Memo...Just one example.


December 30, 1968
FROM:  Frederick O'R. Hayes
SUBJECT: LaGuardia High School

O, you turkey! You pious turkey! You sanctimonious turkey!

Your browser may not support display of this image.Having belatedly discovered that the Music and Arts High School had something to do with Lincoln Center, having belatedly intervened in the planning process, having delayed construction for a year and added $3.3 million to costs - now, you worry about the Bureau of the Budget " hacking around for six months on the cost issue."

Your browser may not support display of this image.You'll forgive me I see some kinship with George Bernard Shaw's father whom GBS described as "a teetotaler by conviction and a drunkard in practice." But at least Shaw, Sr. had the redeeming characteristic of limiting both preachment and practice to his own liquor.

Your browser may not support display of this image.Just a word on gratuitous libel. A check on the Meridian MIS indicates a maximum of two projects held up in Budget for as long as two monthly reports. This year, you and CPC have been on the critical path of this particular baby for longer than the cumulative Budget delays in project months on the entire education construction program.

Your browser may not support display of this image.Tell Ratensky to drop dead. Drop dead yourself.

Your browser may not support display of this image.N.R. If the Board of Education people are "terrified" that could be the best thing that's happened to me all year. 


A Photo Montage from the December 13, 2002 Event...


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