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Karl Josef Pelzer

Karl Josef Pelzer, German educator. Member Association African Studies, Association American Geographers, American Geography Society, Asia Society, Association for Asian Studies (president 1966-1967), International African Institute, and the Council of Foreign Relations.

Background

  • Pelzer, Karl Josef was born on February 23, 1909 in Oberpleis, Germany. Son of Friedrich and Christine (Broel) Pelzer.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Philosophy, University Bonn, Germany, 1935.

    Career

    • Research assistant Council Foreign Relations, 1936-1937, Institute Pacific Relations, 1938-1939. Research associate Johns Hopkins, 1939-1941, associate geography, 1942-1944. Senior regional specialist Office of War Information, 1944-1945.

      Agricultural economist Office Foreign Agricultural Relations, Department Agriculture, 1945-1947. Associate professor of geography Yale, 1947-1952, professor, 1952-1977, department chairman geography, director Southeast Asia Studies Program, 1958-1977. Fulbright research professor, Philippines, 1950.

      Ford fellow, Indonesia, 1955-1956. Fulbright-Hays fellow, Malaysia, 1968.

    Works

    • Author: Population and Land Utilization, 1941. Pioneer Settlement in the Asiatic Tropics, public 1945. (with others) Indonesia, published 1963.

      Contributor of articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member Association African Studies, Association American Geographers, American Geography Society, Asia Society, Association for Asian Studies (president 1966-1967), International African Institute, and the Council of Foreign Relations.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth A. Clark, March 21, 1936. Children: Christine K., Ingrid D. Came to the United States, 1935, naturalized, 1940.
    • father: Friedrich Pelzer
    • mother: Christine (Broel) Pelzer
    • spouse: Elizabeth A. Clark
    • children: Christine K. Pelzer
    • Ingrid D. Came to the United States Pelzer
    • 1935 Pelzer
    • naturalized Pelzer
    • 1940 Pelzer
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    Born February 23, 1909
    Died November 9, 1980
    (aged 71)
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