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Frank Alexander Aukofer

Frank Alexander Aukofer, American journalist. Recipient Byline award for lifetime achievement in journalism Marquette University, 1992, Professional Merit award Marquette University, awards from Wisconsin Press. Association, Milwaukee Press Club, Society Professional Journalists; Visiting Professional Freedom Forum First Amendment scholar Vanderbilt University, 1994-1995.


  • Aukofer, Frank Alexander was born on April 6, 1935 in Milwaukee. Son of Herbert Anselm and Wanda Mary (Kaminski) Aukofer.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Journalism, Marquette University, 1960. Fellowship Certified, Northwestern University, 1967.


    • With The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (merger The Milwaukee Journal, Sentinel), 1960-2000. With Washington Bureau The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1970-2000, bureau chief. Retired, 2000

      Writer syndicated column on automobiles DriveWays, since 1985.

      Automobile columnist Artists & Writers Syndicate, Scripps Howard News Service.


    • City with a Chance. A Case History of Civil Rights Revolution
    • Known as the long, hot summer of 1967, Milwaukee experienced a riot which then became the biggest civil rights story in the nation as a white Catholic priest, along with a bunch of kids from the inner city, conducted marathon marches and demonstrations for an open housing law.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Board directors Haven of Northern Virginia, 2005^, president since 2010. With United States Air Force Reserve, 1952-1960. Member National Press Club (president 1978, board directors building corporation, Corresponding award), National Press Foundation (president, chairman board 1980-1985, board directors, 1978-2005), Society Professional Journalists, Standing Committee Corresponding United States Congress (secretary 1976), Washington Automotive Press Association (president 1987-1988), Gridiron Club Washington.


    • Married D. Sharlene Talatzko, August 6, 1960. Children: Juliann Navarrete, Matthew P., Becky Hawryluk, Joseph J.
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    Born April 6, 1935
    • 1960
      Marquette University
    • 1967
      Northwestern University
    • 1960
      With The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (merger The Milwaukee Journal
    • 1970
      with Washington Bureau The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel