2000 ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
Frederick C. Samuelson was a four-year football letterman at GW following 18 months of military service in the U.S. Army. A tough customer coming out of the service (where he was the 2nd Army heavyweight boxing champion in 1948), Samuelson was a 6-foot-1, 207-pounder who saw action at offensive and defensive tackle, and linebacker during his career ('48-51).
A native of Moline, Ill., where he was a football and basketball star at Moline Senior High School, Samuelson earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from GW in 1953. Following graduation, he was employed by several Washington area auto dealerships for 15 years before purchasing his own dealership, Champion Ford in Baltimore, which he owned for 14 years before selling it in 1985. For many years, Samuelson has served as a financial consultant to the automotive industry through his firm, MRI Associations. He also has volunteered as a ombudsman for the U.S. Department of Defense.
He also has spearheaded efforts to hold a reunion luncheon for former GW football players, coaches and their wives, primarily from the late `40s and early `50s at a restaurant near Annapolis, Md.
Samuelson lives in Silver Spring, Md., with his wife, Lynn. The couple has one son, Eric.