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Louis Franke

Louis Franke, American government official. Decorated Bronze Star. Served to captain United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945.

Background

  • Franke, Louis was born on August 7, 1905 in El Campo, Texas, United States. Son of Paul Conrad and Lydia (Shudde) Franke.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Agricultural Science, Texas A. and M. College, 1928.

    Career

    • Entomologist, Sonora, Mexico, 1928-1929. Farmer, 1930-1933; company extension agent, Brooks County, Texas, 1934-1936. Editor Texas Extension Service, Department Agriculture, 1937-1950.

      On leave as information specialist National Defense Advisory Council, Washington, 1940-1941. Extension consultant High Commissioner Germany, 1950. Extension service adviser, then assistant chief party, chief party, director agricultural service International Cooperation Administration, Paraguay, 1951-1955.

      Food and agriculture officer International Cooperation Administration Mission to Guatemala, 1955-1960. Chief agriculture officer International Cooperation Administration Mission to Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1960-1962. Area development officer Agency International Development Mission to Argentina, since 1963.

      United States delegate United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (of the United Nations) Regional Conference on Agriculture, Buenos Aires, 1954, Latin American Conference on Indian Affairs, Guatemala City, 1959.

    Membership

    Served to captain United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945.

    Connections

    • Married Frances Hanna, October 12, 1950. Children: Frances, Metche, William, Johanna, Louis, David.
    • father: Paul Conrad Franke
    • mother: Lydia (Shudde) Franke
    • spouse: Frances Hanna
    • children: Frances Franke
    • Metche Franke
    • William Franke
    • Johanna Franke
    • Louis Franke
    • David Franke
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    Born August 7, 1905
    Died August 15, 1965
    (aged 60)
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