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Harold Schworm Hacker, American librarian. Recipient Rochester Civic Medal award, Rochester Museum & Science Center, 1977, Board Regents medal, 1984.


Hacker, Harold Schworm was born on July 9, 1916 in Buffalo. Son of Joseph Frederick and Henrietta Catherine (Schworm) Hacker.


AB, Canisius College, 1937. Doctor of Humane Letters, Canisius College, 1976. Bachelor of Liberal Studies, University Buffalo, 1941.


Director public relations Grosvenor Library., Buffalo, 1941—1944, Buffalo Public Library. & Grosvenor Library, 1945—1946. Administrative assistant Grosvenor Library., 1946—1947, director, 1952—1953.

First. deputy director Erie County Public Library., 1948—1952. Director Rochester (New York ) Public Library. & Monroe County Library.

System, 1954—1978; member Governor Dewey's Committee on Library. Aid, 1949, Reference & Research Resources Committee Commissioner Education, 1960—1962. Vice chairman commissioner Education Committee Public Library.

Service, 1956—1958; chairman, commissioner Education's Committee Library. Development, 1967—1970.


Fellow: Rochester Museum Arts & Sciences. Member: American Library Association, New York Library. Association (president 1947, Outstanding Advocate Libraries award 1989), Rochester Regional Library.

(trustee, council), Reynolds Library. (president), Rochester Area Educational Television Association 1961-1967, (advisory council member), John F. Wegman Foundation (board director since 1959, president 1972-1974), St. John Fisher College, Governor's Committee Libraries, St. John Fisher College (trustee 1960-1983), Governor's Committee Libraries, Philosophers.


Joseph Frederick Hacker

Henrietta Catherine (Schworm) Hacker