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Frederick Frazier
Frederick Frazier
Frederick Frazier (aged 40) photographed for his Seamen's Protection Certificate, 1920.
Birth: 27 January 1880
Mobile, Alabama, USA
Death: 14 June 1993
Mobile, Alabama, USA
Age: 113 years, 138 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Frederick Lorenz Frazier (27 January 1880 – 14 June 1993) was a validated American supercentenarian.


Frederick Frazier was born in Mobile, Alabama, USA, on 27 January 1880. His father, Frank (1842–1914) was born in present-day Germany, while his mother Bertha (1853–1933) was born in Alabama to German parents. As his birth came only a year before the state of Alabama began recording births, his earliest appearance on record is in the 1880 Federal Census, where his age is given as 4 months.

He moved to New York around 1900 and worked as a marine examiner, where he was employed as the Supervising Engineer onboard the SS Siboney. He remained in New York until the 1930s, before he and his wife moved to New Orleans, Louisiana.

As both of his parents died in their 70s, longevity was not particularly common in his family. However, his sister Mildred (1892–1994) died 1 year after him at the age of 101.

He was retroactively recognized as the World's Oldest Man, where his age was subsequently validated. He ascended to this title with the death of James Wiggins on 16 October 1991. Frazier was the second man on record to reach 113, after Mathew Beard.[1]

Frederick Frazier died in Alabama on 14 June 1993 at the age of 113 years, 138 days. He is the oldest validated man ever from the US state of Alabama. He was succeeded as the World's Oldest Man by Josep Armengol-Jover.


World's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (V • TE)

Sylvester Melvin • Joseph Saint-Amour • William Fullingim • John Mosley Turner
Friedrich Wedeking • Frederick Butterfield • Jean Teillet • Charlie Nelson • Charlie Phillips • Mathew Beard • Joe Thomas • Herman Smith-Johannsen • Alphaeus Philemon Cole • John Evans • Henri Perignon • James Wiggins • Frederick Frazier • Josep Armengol-Jover • Christian Mortensen • Johnson Parks • Walter Richardson • Denzo Ishizaki • Antonio Urrea-Hernandez • John Painter • Antonio Todde • Yukichi Chuganji • Joan Riudavets-Moll • Fred Hale • Emiliano Mercado del Toro • Tomoji Tanabe • Henry Allingham • Walter Breuning • Jiroemon Kimura • Salustiano Sanchez • Arturo Licata • Alexander Imich • Sakari Momoi • Yasutaro Koide • Israel Kristal • Francisco Nunez Olivera • Masazo NonakaChitetsu WatanabeBob WeightonEmilio Flores MarquezSaturnino de la Fuente GarciaJuan Vicente Perez Mora

United States' Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Charlie Nelson • Charlie Phillips • Mathew Beard • Joe Thomas • Alphaeus Philemon Cole • Alton Gilbert • Oscar DuboisJames Wiggins • Frederick Frazier • Christian Mortensen • Johnson Parks • Walter Richardson • John Painter • John McMorran • Fred Hale • Earl Brush • Moses Hardy • Thomas Nelson • Antonio Pierro • George Francis • Walter Breuning • Shelby Harris • Salustiano Sanchez • Alexander Imich • Conrad Johnson • Wash Wesley • Felix Simoneaux • Frank Levingston • Clarence Matthews • Richard Overton • Henry Tseng • CP Crawford • Irving Piken • Lawrence Brooks • Ezra Hill