Charles Pergler Edit Profile
Brought to the United States, 1890. Graduate business college, Prague, Bohemia. Bachelor of Laws, Chicago Kent College of Law, 1908.
Master of Laws, American U., 1924, Doctor of Civil Law, 1927. Doctor of Laws, National U., Washington, 1928.
Newspaper work, Chicago, 1903-1905. Practiced law in Howard County, Iowa, 1908-1917. Active in movement for freeing oppressed people under rule of Austria-Hungary, during World War.
Represented the Czechoslovaks at Congress of Small Nations, Washington, District of Columbia, 1917. Accredited as diplomatic representative of Czechoslovaks in the United States, November 1918. Czechoslovak minister to Japan, 1920-1921.
Washington representative Czechoslovak National Council of America, 1924-1927. Representative in Czechoslovak parliament, 1929-1931. Elected member Prague City Council, 1931.
Dean School of Economics and Government, National U., and director School Graduate Studies, 1933-1936. Dean National University School of Law and professor constitutional law and jurisprudence, 1936-1946, also lecturer on government, Catholic University of America, School of Social Science, 1944-1946, lecturer on constitutional law, Graduate School, American U., 1932-1934. Chief, Legal Opinions Bureau President Propagation Claims Commission, Special Adviser to Military Governor, Korea, 1946-1948.
When his father died, the family moved back to Bohemia, where Pergler got active in the socialist and nationalist movements supporting Czechoslovak independence from Austria-Hungary.
Member American, Iowa State, District of Columbia Bar associations, National Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association, Sigma Nu Phi (honorary). Mason.; Club: Cosmos (Washington).
Married Ella Strunc, March 25, 1905. Children: Ella, Carl, Vera.