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Georgie Anne Geyer, American columnist, educator, commentator, writer. Active Organization for Southwest Community Chicago, 1960-1964; trustee American University, Washington, 1981-1986; Council Foreign Relations; Member of Council Foreign Relations, Institute International Education (board directors), Society Professional Journalists, Tavern Club (Chicago), Cosmos Club (1st women member), Gridiron Club.


Geyer, Georgie Anne was born on April 2, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Robert George and Georgie Hazel (Gervens) Geyer.


Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, 1956. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Northwestern University, 1993. Postgraduate, University Vienna, Austria, 1957.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), Lake Forest College, 1980. Doctor of Letters (honorary), College Mount St. Joseph, 1986. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Notre Dame, 1986.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), Wilson College, 1987. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Linfield College, 1987. Doctor of Letters (honorary), St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, 1989.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), University Indianapolis, 1991. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Colby-Sawyer College, 1992. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Franklin College, 1992.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), Cabrini College, 1994. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Northwestern University, 1984. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University South Carolina, 1991.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Rockhurst College, Kansas City, 1992. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Spring Hill College, 1993. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Lebanon Valley College, 1994.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Hofstra University, 1995. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Loyola University, Chicago, 1996. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Westminster College, 1996.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Governors State University, 1997. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Notre Dame College, 1999. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Knox College, 1999.


Reporter, Southtown Economist, Chicago, 1958;society reporter, Chicago Daily News, 1959-1960;general assignment reporter, Chicago Daily News, 1960-1964;correspondent Lat. American, Control American, Soviet Union, Middle East, Europe, Chicago Daily News, 1964-1975;roving foreign correspondent and columnist, Chicago Daily News, 1967-1975;syndicated columnist, Los Angeles Times Syndicate, 1975-1980;syndicated columnist, Universal Press Syndicate, since 1981;Lyle M. Spencer professor journalism, Syracuse University, 1977. Regular news commentator Public Broadcasting Service' Washington Week in Review.

Questioner on Presidential debate, October, 1984. Steering committee Aspen Institute Latin American Governance Project, 1981-1982. Commentator on the British Broadcasting Corporation.

Regular panelist Voice of America. Sent by International Communication Agency on 3 worldwide speaking tours on American journalism: Nigeria, Zambia, Tanzania and Somalia, 1979, Philippines and Indonesia, 1981, Iceland, Norway, Belgium and Portugal, 1982. Representative Fulbright scholar program 40th anniversary, New Zealand, 1987.

Commencement speaker various colleges, universities including U. S.Carolina, Rockhurst College, St. Mary's Notre Dame. Senior fellow Annenburg Washington, 1992-1993. Columnist on foreign policy, international affairs The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Times, Universal de Caracas, The Dallas Morning News, Diario las Americas, The Denver Post, others.

Speaker, lecturer in field.


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Active Organisation for S.W. Community Chicago, 1960-1964. Trustee American U., Washington, 1981-1986. Council Foreign Rels.

Member Society Professional Journalists, Women in Comm., Institute International Education (board directors), Midland Authors, International Institute Strategic Studies, International Society Political Psychology, Women's Institute for Freedom of Press, Washington Institute, Chicago Council Foreign Rels. (board directors), Gridiron Club, Cosmos Club (1st women out-of-town member), Travern Club (1st woman member), Cliff Dwellers Club (honorary).


Robert George Geyer

Georgie Hazel (Gervens) Geyer