john fritts was one of the architects of the famed Muscle Shoals Sound. He wrote songs for musicians like Kris Kristofferson and Dan Penn, and he was a longtime associate of Arthur Alexander, Rick Hall and Spooner Oldham.
He was also a successful businessman who built his own business. He is a good example of someone who worked hard to make a living and was dedicated to his family and his work.
Early Life and Education
John Fritts was born on December 11, 1934 in Morristown, New Jersey. He is the son of Frank and Mary (Graham) Fritts.
John earned a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University in 1956. He then went on to earn a law degree from Harvard University in 1959.
Throughout his life, he has helped others and made a positive impact on the community. He is involved in many organizations, including the Food Bank for New York City, The Land Conservancy of New Jersey, Barrier Free Living, and The Peck School.
He has also been a Warden at St. Bernard’s Episcopal Church. During his time in New York, he worked as an associate attorney at Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft. He has also been a board member at Camp Arcadia in Casco, Maine.
Jack Fritts is senior counsel in Cadwalader’s New York office. He handles corporate, securities and commercial law issues nationally and globally. He has been involved in IPOs, going private transactions and MBO’s.
He also specializes in international, cross-border and international finance transactions. He has negotiated and closed several large-scale financings of public companies, including gold, silver and oil.
He has also advised on the establishment and management of private schools and ocean-going transportation. He has represented Greek shipping interests in a number of public and private acquisitions and mergers.
Achievements and Honors
Throughout his life john fritts has made a positive impact on many people. Whether it was through his military service or his family he always made a difference in their lives and was a very selfless person.
He also loved animals and operated Fritts Funny Farm, a traveling petting zoo. He was also a great supporter of the Liberty 4-H and an FFA sponsor.
After college he joined the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets and excelled there. He then enlisted in the Air Force. He served in many places including Louisiana and Texas.
John Fritts was a beloved member of the community. He always went the extra mile to help out those in need.
He was also a good friend and neighbor to many. His generosity was unmatched and he made a significant impact on people in Lee County.
Sadly, he passed away on Monday. The former treasurer and campaign manager for his cousin, 74th District Illinois House candidate Brad Fritts, died in a car crash in Earlville.
A campaign announcement says John was a “kind and generous man” who was always there for those in need. He will be missed by many in Dixon and Lee County. Those who have been touched by him will remember his smile and positive attitude. The family asks for condolences.