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Harry Hamilton Pollak

Harry Hamilton Pollak, foreign service officer, diplomat. Decorated Direction finding.C, Air medal with 3 oak leaf clusters; recipient certificate of merit Labor Department, 1959.

Background

  • Pollak, Harry Hamilton was born on March 12, 1921 in Passaic, N3. Son of Sigmond and Molly (Katz) Pollak.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Rutgers University, 1948. Master of Arts University of Chicago, 1951.

    Career

    • Associate director international department Chief Information Officer, 1951-1955. Associate Inter-American representative American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1956-1958, Asian representative, 1958-1962. Labor adviser American embassy, Tokyo, 1962-1965.

      Labor editor Voice of America, 1956-1966. Labor attache, political officer United States Mission to European Communities, Brussels, Belgium, 1967-1973. Labor attache, first secretary American Embassy, London, 1973-1977.

      Deputy coordinator international labor affairs Department of State, 1977-1980. Visiting lecturer American U., 1961. Pub member United States Foreign Service Selection Board, 1951.

      Labor adviser Peace Corps, 1961. Member trade union advisory committee Department Labor and Foreign Operations Administration, 1951-1955. Vice president Burgundy Farm Country Day School, Alexandria, Virginia, 1960.

      Honorary secretary Tokyo Jewish Community Center, 1963.

    Works

    • Editor American Labor Review, Tokyo, 1962-1964. Assistant editor Inter-American Labor Bulletin, 1956-1958.

    Religion

    Denomination: Judaism

    Membership

    Member trade union advisory committee Department Labor and Foreign Operations Administration, 1951-1955. Vice president Burgundy Farm Country Day School, Alexandria, Virginia, 1960. Served with United States Army Air Corps, 1942-1945.

    Member American Federation Government Employees, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Suzette Lois Aldon, June 29, 1950. Children: Mollyann Pollak Gassel, Daniel.
    • father: Sigmond Pollak
    • mother: Molly (Katz) Pollak
    • spouse: Suzette Lois Aldon
    • children: Mollyann Pollak Gassel Pollak
    • Daniel Pollak
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    Born March 12, 1921
    Died September 27, 1980
    (aged 59)