OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFred Royal, Jr., Second generation born in Milwaukee, Royal went to Auer Avenue school, then to Garden Homes Elementary and in high school, attended Rufus King class of 1975. Joined the United States Air Force where he completed his GED requirements. In 1990, he received his Associate of Applied Science degree in Paralegal Studies from Milwaukee Area Technical College, and then continued at Cardinal Stritch University graduating in 2007 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.

Royal started out his career in Oak Creek, WI at Delphi Electronics & Safety, assembling electric automotive parts. During his 26 years of service at the General Motors subsidiary, Royal was the Vice President of the United Auto Workers Union (UAW) Local 438 which got him started in a career path towards public service, community activism and politics.

Royal has served on a range of civic boards from Board of Directors for the Milwaukee Area Technical College to the Social Development Commission, American Civil Liberties Union, MATC Foundation Board of Directors and currently sets on the Board of Directors for the Rotary Club of Milwaukee as well as the President of the NAACP Milwaukee Branch.

Fred and his wife of 38 years, Darlene Renee, have 2 sons and six grandchildren.