Fred Bearman came onto the Spurs board in 1909 and served the club as a director and president for 55 years.
A keen footballer himself in his younger days, Fred took the centre-half position in the family's Notting Hill brewery team where he was managing director. Brewing was his line of work and he later was chairman of a malt extracting company. It was through his work that it is believed that he became involved with the club, as he was said to be buying barrels for his business in 1901 from Mr. Roberts, the club chairman at the time. While on the board, Mr. Bearman lived at 63 Eaton Rise, Ealing, London W5.
Took over as chairman of the club in 1943 and served in that role until he retired from his post in 1961, following the team's achievement of winning the Double, when he took the role of club President until his death in 1964.
It is believed that a young relation of the chairman took his place in a Spurs war-time match against Watford on 30th December 1916. Fred's son John was brought onto the board in 1950.