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Robert Lasch became a Nieman fellow at Harvard during 1941 - 1942.
Robert Lasch received a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Nebraska in 1928. After that he was a Nieman fellow at Harvard during 1941 - 1942.
Lasch, a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial writer, began his journalism career while still a college student at the University of Nebraska. He covered the police beat in Lincoln, Nebraska, before heading to England as a Rhodes Scholar. Upon his return to the United States he became a staff writer for the Omaha World-Herald where he worked from 1931 to 1941.
He moved on to the Chicago Sun (later Chicago Sun-Times) and served as chief editorial writer. During the 1940s he authored two books, For a Free Press and Breaking the Building Blockade. In 1950 Lasch joined the St. Louis Dispatch in St. Louis, Missouri, where he was on the editorial page staff.
He retired from the paper in 1971 as an editorial page editor. Robert Lasch died of kidney failure at a hospice in Green Valley, Ariz. He was 91 and had lived in Green Valley since 1971.
Robert Lasch married Zora Schaupp on August 22, 1931 but she deceased in 1982. They had two children - Christopher and Catherine. After that he married Iris C. Anderson on September 14, 1986.