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Walter Maria Kotschnig

government official , writer.

Walter Maria Kotschnig, Austrian government official, writer. award State Dept. Member Council on Fgn; Member Society of Friends.


Kotschnig, Walter Maria was born on April 9, 1901 in Judenburg, Austria. Son of Ignaz and Therese (Huber) Kotschnig.


Student univs; Student Service, Geneva, Switzerland, 1925-1934.


General International Student Service, Geneva, Switzerland, 1925-1934. Director High Commn; chief Division International Orgn. Director Office United Nations Economics and Social Affairs, 1949, Office International Economics and Social Affairs, 1954-1962.

Assistant secretary state, 1965-1971, ret. Assistant secretary United States Group, Dumbarton Oaks Conf. Expert United States Delegation, San Francisco, 1945.

Delegate governing body International Labor Organization, Mysore, India, 1951. Delegate General Conf. Delegate United Nations Industrial Development Organization Indsl.

Delegate International Middle Level Manpower Conf. Delegate United Nations Slavery Conf. Editor: The University in a Changing World, 1932.


  • Author: Unemployment in Learned Professions, 1937, Slaves Need No Leaders, 1943. Co-author: Toward the General Welfare, 1957, The United Nations and Promotion of the General Welfare.


Member Council on Fgn. Member Society of Friends.


Married Elined Prys, December 10, 1924. Children: Enid Maria Ileana, Christopher Hans Owen (deceased), John W. Student universities.

Ignaz Kotschnig

Therese (Huber) Kotschnig

Elined Prys

Enid Maria Ileana Kotschnig

Christopher Hans Owen Kotschnig (deceased)

John W. Student univs Kotschnig