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Savings and loan executive

Karl L. Falk, American savings and loan executive.


Falk, Karl L. was born on September 12, 1911 in Berkeley, California, United States. Son of Henry and Helen S. (Ruecker) Falk.


AB, Stanford University, 1932. Doctor of Philosophy, University Berlin, 1936.


Member faculty department foreign language Fresno State College (now California State University at Fresno), 1938-1942, faculty division society science, 1946-1968, head division social science, 1950-1963, from professor economics to professor economics emeritus, from 1968, acting president college, 1969-1970. Chemical economist Department Commerce, Washington, 1942. Dean Sierra Summer School, 1948.

Fulbright lecturer Technische Hochschule Stuttgart, Germany, 1954-1955. President First Savings & Loan Association, 1957-1975, chairman board, 1957-1981. Director California State International Programs, Germany and Sweden, 1963-1964.

Director international affairs California State Colleges, 1965-1966. Lecturer United States Department State in, Germany, Austria, 1955, 56, 60, 64.


  • Other Work

    • Author articles on chemical developments, European problems, housing and urban renewal problems, others.


Member United States National Commission, United Nations Educational, 1957-1959. Chairman Fresno City Housing Authority, 1951-1969. Vice chairman Fresno County Housing Authority, from 1981, chairman, from 1982.

President National Association Housing and Redevelopment Officials, 1960-1961. Member California Commission for Housing and Community Development, 1966-1967. Board directors, vice chairman Foundation for Cooperative Housing, 1965-1980, chairman, 1981-1988, emeritus chairman, honorary trustee, 1988.

Chairman overseas cooperative development committee, Washington, 1985-1986. Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Member American Economic Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Gamma Mu, Beta Gamma Sigma.


Married Doris Finger, June 21, 1936.

Henry Falk

Helen S. (Ruecker) Falk

Doris Finger