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Freddie Mac Chief Economist Statement Remembering Dr. Frank Nothaft

McLEAN, Va. June 25, 2022 – Freddie Mac released the following statement from its chief economist, Sam Khater remembering Dr. Frank Nothaft, a well-respected figure in housing finance. 

“Frank was a beloved Freddie Mac alum, an exceptional economist and a highly-respected member of our industry. Most importantly, he was a great friend. We send our deepest condolences to the Nothaft family as they lay him to rest.”

The memorial service for Dr. Nothaft is being held at 2 p.m. today at the Lewinsville Presbyterian Church in McLean, VA. 

Frank joined Freddie Mac in 1986 as a senior economist before being promoted to deputy chief economist and ultimately serving for over a decade as the company’s chief economist. Prior to joining Freddie Mac, he served as an economist at the Federal Reserve. 

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