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Frederic C. Rich

Board Member

Frederic C. Rich was for many years a partner of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York, where he was co-head of the corporate practice and head of the Global Project Development and Finance Group. Now pursuing a second career as a writer, his books include the dystopian political novel Christian Nation (2013), the non-fiction Getting to Green, Saving Nature, A Bipartisan Solution (2016), both published by W.W. Norton. Mr. Rich was the long-time Chair of the Scenic Hudson Land Trust and the Foundation for Landscape Studies, is Vice Chair of The Battery Conservancy, and a director of the Hudson Highlands Land Trust and other charities. Mr. Rich, who believes in the power of the arts to change hearts and minds, composed The Hudson Oratorio, an environmental oratorio which premiered in 1996 and was subsequently recorded. He received an A.B. from Princeton University and a J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law, and studied moral philosophy as a Keasbey Fellow at King’s College, Cambridge.