Biography for John Karl Fredrich, Candidate, House of Representatives Congressional District #18, California

Born Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1946.

Vote John Karl Fredrich for Congress


  • Graduated Washington High School, Milwaukee Public Schools, 1964
  • Graduated Stanford University
  • Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in Political Science, 1968
  • Master of Arts in Education, Stanford School of Education, 1979
  • (During gap decade, 1968 to 1978, I traveled the world and US and
    did carpentry, gardening, house painting, truck driving and politics.)


  • California Teaching Credential, Lifetime, Social Science and Speech.
  • Taught at the secondary level, the last 20 years at Gunn High School;
    United States history, United States Government, World history,
    and Far East Asian history and culture
  • Instructional Supervisor (Department Chair) in Social Studies, 2003-2005

Community Service:

  • First Lutheran Church, Palo Alto; Sunday school teacher, usher, deacon
    and social service committee member, 1975-2005
  • Urban Ministry Board of Directors, 1986
  • South Bay Sanctuary Board of Directors, 1987
  • Union organizer, Palo Alto Educators Association substitute teachers unit in the 1980’s, and PAEA Representative Council member, 1995-20

Political Action:

  • Member, October 17th Mobilization to End the War, 1967
  • Volunteer with Pete McCloskey’s 1972 Congress campaign
  • Candidate for United States Congress House of Representatives, 1974
  • Candidate for Palo Alto City Council, 1975, 1977, 1981, 2003, 2014, 2016
  • Self-published biography on philosophy, political theory, and economics,  Delusion and Abandonment, under pseudonym, Jean Valjean