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Library administrator

Robert Harry Vegeler, American former library administrator. Named Honorary Commander of Garrison Mayor Fort Wayne, 1979.


Vegeler, Robert Harry was born on March 2, 1917 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States. Son of Harry F. and Clara I. (Brabandt) Vegeler.


AB, Manchester College, 1941. Bachelor of Science in Law.S., University Illinois, 1944.


With Fort Wayne Public Library, 1937-1980, coordinator adult services, 1958-1964, assistant director library, 1964-1979, director library, 1979-1980, director emeritus, from 1980.


President Lakeside Junior High Parent-Teachers Association, Fort Wayne, 1961-1962. Board directors Allen County Fort Wayne History Society. Member Fort Wayne Mayor's Recreation Committee Embassy Foundation, since 1978.

Classical music show host Indiana-Purdue University radio station. Board directors ARCH, community group for preservation history structures, Fort Wayne, since 1979. Member Indiana Library Association, Fort Wayne Library Association, Manchester College Alumni Association, University Illinois Alumni Association Clubs: Fortnightly, Masons.


Married Eldon I. R. Baker, March 30, 1940. Children– Becky Lee Vegeler Ferguson, Robert Owen.

Harry F. Vegeler

Clara I. (Brabandt) Vegeler

Eldon I. R. Baker

Becky Lee Vegeler Ferguson Vegeler

Robert Owen Vegeler