Justice Frederick G. Schmidt was born around the year 1886 and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. He began his political career in Westchester County as the Village Clerk in Port Chester. Beginning in 1928, he served as Village Corporation Counsel. Schmidt then served as the elected Town Supervisor for Rye, New York from 1929 until 1940.
He took the bench in 1943, when he won election as a Westchester County judge. In 1945, Schmidt was elevated to the State Supreme Court, where he served until his designation to the Appellate Division, Second Department in 1951. Following his retirement from the bench four years later, he served as a court referee until 1961 and was a senior partner at the firm of Bleakley, Platt, Schmidt and Fritz.
Schmidt was a trustee of the YMCA in Port Chester and served on the advisory board of the Bank of New York, County Trust Region.
He had three daughters. He died on April 22, 1977 at the age of 91.
“Frederick Schmidt, 91, Former New York Judge.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 38. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times (1851-2008). Apr 26 1977. Web. 19 June 2012.