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Robert Henry Fleming

Robert Henry Fleming, American government official. Recipient Distinguished Service award University Wisconsin, 1959. Served as officer, infantry Army of the United States, 1943-1945.


  • Fleming, Robert Henry was born on January 30, 1912 in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Robert H. and Mabel Clair (Scanlan) Fleming.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University Wisconsin, 1934. Nieman fellow, Harvard, 1950. Reporter Madison Capital Times, 1931-1943, Milwaukee Journal, 1945-1953.

      Midwest bureau chief Newsweek magazine, 1953-1957. Correspondent ABC, 1957-1961, chief Washington bureau, 1961-1965. Deputy press secretary to President United States, 1966-1968.

      Assistant director United States Information Agency, 1968-1969. Staff House of Representatives, 1969-1981.


    • Chief Newsweek mag; press secretary to Pres. Assistant dir.


    • Contributor to: Nieman Reports.


    Served as officer, infantry Army of the United States, 1943-1945.


    • Married Jean Elizabeth Heitkamp, June 27, 1936. Children: Robert Henry, Frederick Heitkamp.
    • father: Robert H. Fleming
    • mother: Mabel Clair (Scanlan) Fleming
    • spouse: Jean Elizabeth Heitkamp
    • children: Robert Henry Fleming
    • Frederick Heitkamp Fleming
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    Born January 30, 1912
    Died December 10, 1984
    (aged 72)