Publication: The Story of New Jersey
New York, NY, United States
FREDERIC L. DUGGAN – Frederic L. Duggan is president and treasurer of the Monmouth Hotel at Spring Lake but this is by no means the limit of his business activities, which cover a broad scope and indicate his versatility, his enterprise and his broad business vision. A native son of New Jersey, he was born in Trenton, December 15, 1901, his parents being Frederic Albert and Florence (Leeds) Duggan, the mother also born in Trenton. The father, a native of Montreal, Canada, became the owner of the Monmouth Hotel and also the Imperial Porcelain Works, of Trenton and Manasquan, New Jersey. His political endorsement was given the Republican party. Death called him July 11, 1920.
In acquiring his education, Frederic L. Duggan attended the State Normal School, Blair Academy, from which he was graduated with the class of 1920, and the Hun School at Princeton. He made his initial step in the business world as an employee in the Imperial Porcelain Works at Manasquan, where he remained from 1922 until 1929, becoming assistant manager. Since the latter date he has been president and treasurer of the Monmouth Hotel at Spring Lake, which is one of the largest hotels on the Jersey coast, containing three hundred rooms and giving employment to two hundred and twenty-five people, its popularity with the traveling and tourist public assuring its patronage.
In addition to his hotel interests Mr. Duggan is also the secretary of the P. W. Sherman Motor Company, of Asbury Park, New Jersey; is vice-president of the Sayles & Dorland Insurance Company, conducting a brokerage business in New York City; and a director of the First National Bank, of Spring Lake. He is likewise connected with the local chamber of commerce and is interested in all of the civic projects which it promotes and supports. For nine years he served as a member of the borough council of Spring Lake, doing effective service for the general welfare in that connection, and in politics he has always been a Republican, unfaltering in his allegiance to the party. He belongs to the New Jersey State Hotel Association, fraternally is a Mason who has taken the Consistory degrees, is a director of the Spring Lake Golf & Country Club and a member of the Sea View Golf Club, and is secretary of the Bathing and Tennis Club. His recreational interests center in golf and swimming. He and his family are communicants of St. Uriel’s Church, of Sea Girt, New Jersey.
In New York City, April 17, 1926, Mr. Duggan married Sarah Schoen, of Atlanta, Georgia, a daughter of Allan and Sarah (Calhoun) Schoen, the former born in Richmond, Virginia, while the mother was born in Abbeville, North Carolina. The two children of Mr. and Mrs. Duggan are Sarah Louise, who was born at Spring Lake, January 11, 1929, and Frederic L., Jr., also born at Spring Lake, October 10, 1933.