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John H. Backer

Born: 18-Oct-1902
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 15-May-1985
Location of death: Arlington, VA
Cause of death: Complications of Surgery
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Winds of History

Military service: US Army (82nd Airborne, Lt. Col.)

Wife: Evelyn (until his death)

    University: BA, Columbia University
    University: MA, Columbia University (1955)

    US Information Agency (1956-)

Author of books:
Priming the German Economy: American Occupational Policies, 1945-1948 (1971, economics)
The Decision to Divide Germany: American Foreign Policy in Transition (1978, international affairs)
Winds of History: The German Years of Lucius DuBignon Clay (1983, biography)

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