For the merck annual report 2016 pdf writer, see Kendrick Frazier. Frazier is the second African-American to lead a major pharmaceutical company.
Kenneth Frazier was born on December 17, 1954, in North Philadelphia. His father, Otis, was a janitor.
Frazier has said Thurgood Marshall was one of his heroes growing up. Frazier’s mother died when he was twelve years old. Masterman School and Northeast High School. After graduating at age 16, he entered Pennsylvania State University.