Biography and History

Samuel Reber served as a United States foreign service officer for twenty-four years. On May 16, 1950, while he was still working on the Austrian Treaty, he was named by the State Department to be political adviser to John J. McCloy for the United States High Commissioner for Germany, and became Acting United States High Commissioner for Germany, working on the ratification of the Bonn peace contract with the Western Allies and the European Defense Community Treaties.

Lucy Briggs, linguist, author and editor, who wrote and edited books about the Aymara language of Bolivia and Peru, was the niece of Samuel Reber.

Source: From the finding aid for C1255