Married: Ann

Children: Frederick Beck, Jr., Ann Beck, Gretchen Beck

Dr. Frederick Beck was the fifth director of the New York State Hospital at Ray Brook serving until 1960, when he accepted a position as director of the Homer Folks State Tuberculosis Hospital in Oneonta.. 

He was elected President of the Saranac Lake Golf Club in 1955.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, November 5, 1952

PRESENT-DAY THERAPY of Tuberculosis will be discussed by Dr. Frederick Beck, speaking at the 53rd annual New York State Welfare Conference in New York City, Nov. 18. Dr. Beck is the director of the Ray Brook State Tuberculosis Hospital. Approximately 5,000 welfare and health workers from all over the State will convene for the conference from Nov. 16 through Nov. 19.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, May 29, 1958


Dr. Frederick Beck was speaker at a meeting of Tuberculosis Associations within the Ray Brook Hospital District, held yesterday at Ray Brook for the purpose of establishing a Research and Patient Service Committee at the Hospital.

Dr. Beck reviewed his Research work in other areas before coming to Ray Brook and spoke of the support given by T.B. Associations to research through Christmas Seal Funds.

By majority vote of the T.B. Associations present, the Research and Service Committee for Ray Brook Tuberculosis Hospital was established, with Dr. J.P. Patton of Ogdensburg, Chairman, W. J. Highland of Malone, Treasurer, and Mrs. Karl Eagan of Watertown, Secretary.

Dr. Bernard E. Hughes and Mrs. E. V. Green of the State Committee on T. B. and Public Health, also Mrs. E. R. Brown, Field Consultant for northern New York Associations, attended from New York City.

The following County Associations were represented: St. Lawrence, Lewis, Jefferson, Oswego, Clinton, Hamilton, Warren, Franklin, Essex and Saranac Lake TB Society. The object of this Committee is to give coordinated assistance to the Hospital for their research program from the T.B. associations within the Ray Brook Hospital District to serve as a non-profit organization in conjunction with and under advisement of Dr. Beck and to render assistance and aid wherever desirable and possible.

The next meeting of the Research Committee will be held at Ray Brook Hospital on September 9, 1958.


Ogdensburg Journal, July 25, 1965

...Dr. Beck joined the State Health Department in 1935 and served at Biggs Memorial Hospital in Ithaca from 1936 to 1943, when he became assistant director at Ray Brook. He was director at Ray Brook from 1950-59. He graduated from Yale and from its Medical College. He is a past president of the Eastern Section, American Trudeau Society, and a fellow [of] the American College of Physicians.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, May 5, 2000

Lake Clear News

…When Dr. Frederick Beck and his wife Ann and family came to Ray Brook, the Emigh family was moved out of their house and into an apartment over the hospital for a short time. Dr. Beck was having a house built for his family.  The apartment had four bed rooms, two bathrooms, fireplace, porch, among other things. There was also a dumb waiter, which would bring the meals to their apartment. Remember those? After Dr. Beck's house was built, the Emigh family moved back to their house…