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Robert Henry Fleming

government official.

Robert Henry Fleming, American government official. Recipient Distinguished Service award University Wisconsin, 1959. Served as officer, infantry Army of the United States, 1943-1945.

Background

Fleming, Robert Henry was born on January 30, 1912 in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Robert H. and Mabel Clair (Scanlan) Fleming.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University Wisconsin, 1934. Nieman fellow, Harvard, 1950. Reporter Madison Capital Times, 1931-1943, Milwaukee Journal, 1945-1953.

Midwest bureau chief Newsweek magazine, 1953-1957. Correspondent ABC, 1957-1961, chief Washington bureau, 1961-1965. Deputy press secretary to President United States, 1966-1968.

Assistant director United States Information Agency, 1968-1969. Staff House of Representatives, 1969-1981.

Career

Chief Newsweek mag; press secretary to Pres. Assistant dir.

Works

  • Contributor to: Nieman Reports.

Membership

Served as officer, infantry Army of the United States, 1943-1945.

Connections

Married Jean Elizabeth Heitkamp, June 27, 1936. Children: Robert Henry, Frederick Heitkamp.

father:
Robert H. Fleming

mother:
Mabel Clair (Scanlan) Fleming

spouse:
Jean Elizabeth Heitkamp

children:
Robert Henry Fleming

Frederick Heitkamp Fleming