| Jay Freres|
|Died||19 June 2015|
Cause of death
|"Struck by lightning while walking alone, officials say."|
|Alma mater||Georgetown University, Bradley University|
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Freres was awarded a bachelor's degree in foreign service from Georgetown University in Washington D.C., and a master's in economics from Bradley University. 
Freres' facebook page indicates that he worked in the army for three-and-a-half years before joining the U.S. Foreign Service, where he worked from 1960 to 1991. He then worked for the US State Department.
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Michael Springmann writes that he was "welcomed with open arms by Jay Freres, the Consul General [at the US Consulate in Jeddah] — identified by the German journalist Julius Mader as a CIA official — and Henry Ensher, the political officer, I was told I was an improvement over Greta Holtz, whom they alleged had had terrible problems at the consulate. Years later, I began to realize that this was more a cover story than anything else."
Jean Bradford, the head of the Citizens’ Services branch of the consular section named Freres as "the source for most of the illegal visa pressure [referred to by Michael Springmann]".
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