Lochner, Robert H., 1918-

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1918-10-20
Death 2003-09-21
German, English

Biographical notes:

American journalist and foreign service officer; director, RIAS radio station, West Berlin, 1961-1968.

From the description of Robert Hoyer Lochner papers, 1933-2003. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754872880

Biography

  • 1918: Born, New York
  • 1923: Family moves to Berlin when father, Louis P. Lochner, is appointed bureau chief of Associated Press
  • 1936: Assists father in coverage of Olympic games, then leaves Berlin to begin studies at University of Chicago
  • 1940: Bachelor's degree, political science, University of Chicago
  • 1941: Master's degree, economics, University of Chicago
  • 1941 - 1945 : Worked on German broadcasts over short-wave service, NBC radio, New York
  • 1945 Summer: Conducted studies for U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey, Germany, on effects of bombing on civilian morale
  • 1945 - 1947 : Director of news broadcasting for radio in the U.S. occupied zone of Germany, based in Bad Nauheim
  • 1945 - 1955 : Translator and interpreter for Military Governor Lucius D. Clay and High Commissioner John J. McCloy
  • 1947 - 1949 : Chief control officer for Radio Frankfurt
  • 1949 - 1952 : Editor in chief, Neue Zeitung, Frankfurt
  • 1952 - 1955 : Head of the press office of the American High Commission, Bonn
  • 1954: Translator for former President Herbert Hoover on his visit to Germany
  • 1955 - 1957 : Head of the Information Division, U.S. Embassy, Saigon
  • 1958 - 1961 : Head of the European Division, Voice of America, Washington
  • 1961: Translator for Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson during his visit to Berlin, after construction of the Berlin Wall
  • 1961 - 1968 : Director, RIAS (Radio in the American Sector), Berlin
  • 1963: Translator for President John F. Kennedy during his visit to Berlin
  • 1968 - 1971 : Press and cultural attaché, American Embassy, Berne
  • 1971 - 1996 : Director, International Institute of Journalism, Berlin
  • 1972 - 1989 : Correspondent in Berlin for American Broadcasting Company (ABC), and Swiss News Agency
  • 1972 - 1991 : Berlin representative, American Chamber of Commerce in Germany
  • 2003: Died, Berlin

From the guide to the Robert H. Lochner Papers, 1933-2003, (Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace)

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Subjects:

  • Propaganda, American
  • Radio broadcasting Germany
  • Radio broadcasting
  • World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda

Occupations:

  • Journalists

Places:

  • Germany (as recorded)