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Louis Franke

government official.

Louis Franke, American government official. Decorated Bronze Star. Served to captain United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945.

Background

Franke, Louis was born on August 7, 1905 in El Campo, Texas, United States. Son of Paul Conrad and Lydia (Shudde) Franke.

Education

Bachelor of Agricultural Science, Texas A. and M. College, 1928.

Career

Entomologist, Sonora, Mexico, 1928-1929. Farmer, 1930-1933; company extension agent, Brooks County, Texas, 1934-1936. Editor Texas Extension Service, Department Agriculture, 1937-1950.

On leave as information specialist National Defense Advisory Council, Washington, 1940-1941. Extension consultant High Commissioner Germany, 1950. Extension service adviser, then assistant chief party, chief party, director agricultural service International Cooperation Administration, Paraguay, 1951-1955.

Food and agriculture officer International Cooperation Administration Mission to Guatemala, 1955-1960. Chief agriculture officer International Cooperation Administration Mission to Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1960-1962. Area development officer Agency International Development Mission to Argentina, since 1963.

United States delegate United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (of the United Nations) Regional Conference on Agriculture, Buenos Aires, 1954, Latin American Conference on Indian Affairs, Guatemala City, 1959.

Membership

Served to captain United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945.

Connections

Married Frances Hanna, October 12, 1950. Children: Frances, Metche, William, Johanna, Louis, David.

father:
Paul Conrad Franke

mother:
Lydia (Shudde) Franke

spouse:
Frances Hanna

children:
Frances Franke

Metche Franke

William Franke

Johanna Franke

Louis Franke

David Franke