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Frederick W. Smith

An American businessman. In 1971, he founded Federal Express, the first overnight delivery service in the world. He started the company with several million dollars in inheritance and much more money in venture capital. He served as CEO for the first 40 years of FedEx's history. Smith was born in 1944.
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Authorities said Murry and co-defendant Frederick Smith pointed a gun at Hernandez while the victim was seated in a relative's car on the 200 block of Hickory Street.
In 2014 Frederick Smith, who was then Britain's oldest convicted paedophile, died in jail aged 94, weeks into a 12-month sentence sex abuse on a girl in the 70s and 80s.
In addition to Haji-Ioannou, the new signatories are Australian Leonard H Ainsworth, Tanzanian Mohammed Dewji, Americans Dagmar Dolby, Nick and Leslie Hanauer, Dean and Marianne Metropoulos, Terry and Susan Ragon, Nat Simons and Laura Baxter-Simons, Robert Frederick Smith, and Harry H Stine, Chinese Dong Fangjun and You Zhonghui, Norwegians Anne Grete Eidsvig and Kjell Inge Rokke, and Slovenians Iza and Samo Login.
The brothers, Private Robert Smith, Corporal George Smith, Private Frederick Smith, Private John Smith and Private Alfred Smith, of Barnard Castle, Country Durham, were all killed in action during the First World War.
We believe that this strategic acquisition will add significant value for FedEx shareowners, team members, and customers around the globe," said Frederick Smith, chairman and CEO of FedEx.
Seven years later, Frederick Smith was knighted for his services to the communities of Aston and Birmingham.
When Frederick Smith, the chairman and CEO of Federal Express, wondered why bipartisan proposals to raise the gas tax to pay for highway construction weren't moving in Congress, Obama sympathized but gave the CEOs a lesson in real politics.
Elderly inmates include 94-year-old Frederick Smith, jailed in June for abusing a girl aged 10 in the 70s.
Growth in overall demand for our broad global portfolio of solutions drove our improved first-quarter results," chief executive Frederick Smith said in a statement.
Frederick Smith, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of FedEx Corp said, The acquisition of Supaswift s businesses, once closed, will provide customers with greater access to some of the world s most rapidly growing economies.