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Robert John Herguth, American Columnist. Inducted into Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame, 1996. With United States Army, 1950-1952. Member Chicago Newspaper Guild (Page One award 1973), Chicago Press Club (vice president 1984-1987, president 1987).

Background

Herguth, Robert John was born on April 4, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Harry Conrad Herguth and Loretta (Oberreither) Herguth-Slimmer.

Education

Bachelor in Journalism, University Missouri, 1948.

Career

Copy editor, reporter Peoria Star, Illinois, 1948-1954. Reporter, feature writer, columnist Chicago Daily News, 1954-1978. Columnist Chicago Sun Times, 1978-1997, freelance weekly columnist, 1997-2001.

Chairman Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame Committee, 2005.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Member editorial board Chicago Sun Times., 1985-1986.

Membership

With United States Army, 1950-1952. Member Chicago Newspaper Guild (Page One award 1973), Chicago Press Club (vice president 1984-1987, president 1987).

Connections

Son of Harry Conrad Herguth and Loretta (Oberreither) Herguth-Slimmer. M.Margaret Ann Silsbee, April 16, 1966. Children: Amy Rene, Robert Charles, Mary Jennifer.

father:
Harry Conrad Herguth Herguth-Slimmer

mother:
Loretta (Oberreither) Herguth-Slimmer

spouse:
Margaret Ann Silsbee

children:
Mary Jennifer Herguth

Robert Charles Herguth

Amy Rene Herguth