CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2004
Fred M. Zeder II, 82, a former U.S. representative to the Micronesian status negotiations who later headed the Overseas Private Investment Corp., died March 12 in Pebble Beach, Calif. The cause of death was not reported. A native of South Orange, N.J., Zeder served as a fighter pilot in the Army Air Forces during World War II. After the war, he founded several successful businesses. From 1956 to 1975, he was chairman and chief executive of Hydrometals Corp., a diversified manufacturing company.