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Claude Ernest Erbsen

journalist

Claude Ernest Erbsen was Italian journalist. Recipient San Giusto D'Oro award City of Trieste, 1995. Served to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1961-1965. Member Council Foreign Relations, World Association of Newspapers.

Background

Erbsen, Claude Ernest was born on March 10, 1938 in Trieste, Italy. Came to United States, 1951, naturalized, 1956. Son of Henry M. and Laura Elena (Treves) Erbsen.

Education

Bachelor cum laude, Amherst College, 1959. Inter-American Press Association scholar, University Andes, Bogota, Colombia, 1960.

Career

Reporter-printer Amherst Journal-Record, 1955-1957. Staff reporter El Tiempo, Bogota, 1960. With Associated Press, 1960-1965, newsman in New York City, Miami, Florida, Washington.

To chief of bureau Brazil, 1965—1969. Executive representative for Latin American, 1969—1970. Business manager, administrative director Associated Press-Dow Jones Economic Report, London, 1970—1975.

Deputy director world services Associated Press, New York City, 1975-1980. Vice president, director Associated Press-Dow Jones News Services, 1980—1987. Vice president, director world services Associated Press, 1987—2003, retired, 2003.

Senior consultant Innovation International Media Consultant Group, since 2003. Board directors World Press Institute, St. Paul.

Membership

Served to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1961-1965. Member Council Foreign Relations, World Association of Newspapers.

Connections

Married Jill J. Prosky, July 16, 1959. 1 daughter, Diana Lisa. Married Hedy Miriam Cohn, April 7, 1970.

Children: Allan Henry, Michael David.