Blankenhorn, Heber, 1884-1956

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Birth 1884
Death 1956

Biographical notes:

Consultant to United States War Department.

From the description of Psychological warfare reports : combat propaganda in Africa, Italy, United Kingdom and France, 1943-1944 : typescript, 1946. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122384948

Labor journalist. Industrial economist. Chairman of the first and second National Labor Boards.

From the description of Heber Blankenhorn papers, 1906-1967. (Wayne State University, Archives of Labor & Urban). WorldCat record id: 32321028

Heber Blankenhorn was born in Orville, Ohio on March 26, 1884. Blankenhorn received an A.B. from the College of Wooster in 1905 and A.M. from Columbia University in 1910. He worked as a reporter and assistant city editor for the New York Evening Sun from 1900-1914. In 1919 he became the co-director for the Bureau of Industrial Research. Blankenhorn then went on to become a foreign correspondent with the international staff of Labor. He also worked as an assistant to Senator Robert F. Wagner and as industrial economist to chairman and the 1st and 2nd National Labor Boards. In his later career Blankenhorn directed the United Auto Workers (UAW) investigation into the attempted murders of Victor and Walter Reuther and he returned to the staff of Labor. Also during this time he married Ann Washington Crafton in 1936 and authored two books, Adventures in Propoganda (Boston, 1919) and The Strike for Union (New York, 1923). Blankenhorn died January 1, 1956 in Alexandria, Virginia.

From the description of Papers of Heber Blankenhorn, 1919-1937. (University of Pittsburgh). WorldCat record id: 30053243

Labor researcher.

From the description of Reminiscences of Heber Blankenhorn : oral history, 1955. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309728342


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  • Journalism
  • Automobile industry and trade--History
  • Strikes and lockouts--Steel industry
  • Labor unions
  • World War, 1939-1945--Psychological aspects
  • Labor
  • Criminal investigation
  • Labor unions--Officials and employees
  • World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda
  • Steel Strike, U.S., 1919-1920
  • World War, 1914-1918--Propaganda
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • Psychological warfare
  • Labor movement
  • Labor unions--Organizing
  • Newspaper editors
  • Journalists--Interviews


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