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(June 1951)

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press officer at the US Forces in Austria (USFA) head-
quarters. During the war he was chief of the Basic News
Division, Office of War Information. Mr. Kaghan is a
qiaduate of the University of Michigan.
Judge Sedillo Going to State Department
Juan Sedillo, associate justice of the US Court of
Appeals in Germany has been appointed to a post in the
Office of Legal Adviser, Department of State, in Wash-
ington, D.C.
After service on General Eisenhower's wartime head-
quarters staff in London and with the First and Third
Armies, Judge Sedillo was named chief legal officer for
Military Government in Wuerttemberg-Baden and later
joined the US court system in Germany.
New East-West Trade Chief Arrives
Alexander F. Kiefer, recently appointed chief of the
'i st-West Trade Group, Office of Economic Affairs,
IlCtUU, has arrived in
frankfurt to assume his
new position, succeeding
Valentine A. Gaertner, who
had resigned.
Mr. Kiefer, since 1946,
lads been an economist with
the Department of State in
Washington, where he has
hoad extensive experience
with German questions in
the Department's Office of
German Economic Affairs.
lIe also has been on the
staffs of the Department
of Commerce and the Fed-
erlal Communications Coin-
mission.                     Alexander F. Kiefer.
I he trade specialist was  (Photo by Jacoby, PRD HICOG!
born in Munich and went to the United States in 1927,
becoming a citizen in 1932. He is a graduate of Columbia
University, where he specialized in international rela-
tions, law and economics.
Margaret Carter Weds in Berlin
Margaret R. T. Carter, chief of the Division of Public
Liaison, Department of State, Washington, D.C., and
(George Allen Morgan, director of Eastern Element of
If COG, Berlin Element, were married by the Rev. Arthur
R. Siebens at the American Church in Berlin on May 19.
Mrs. Carter is a graduate of the University of Arizona
aind has served in the State Department since 1945.
Mr. Morgan was born in Murfreesboro, Tenn., and is a
graduate of Emory and Harvard universities. He joined
the Foreign Service in 1947, and served as first secretary
of the American Embassy in Moscow from 1948 until his
assignment to Berlin in May 1950.
JUNE 1951
Army Decorates HICOG Official
For his part in the Berlin airlift, Norman L. Smith, depu-
ty chief, Agricultural Production and Extension Branch,
Food and Agriculture Division, HICOG. has been awarded
the Department of the Army's Commendation for Meri-
torious Civilian Service Overseas. Jean Cattier, retiring
chief of the ECA Special Mission to Germany and direc-
tor of the HICOG Office of Economic Affairs, made t'he
presentation on behalf of Lt. Gen. Clarence R. Huebner,
who was acting commander-in-chief of EUCOM when
the award action was initiated.
Mr. Smith's citation reads: "For meritorious perform-
ance of duty from Oct. 1, 1948, to July 1, 1949, as as-
sistant to the chief of Food Rationing and Distribution
Section df Food, Agriculture and Forestry Group, Bi-
partite Control Office. He assisted in establishing and
implementing new procedures for assuring an uninter-
rupted flow of large tonnages of food for shipment by
airlift to Berlin. He contributed greatly to the efficient
operation of the airlift in meeting Berlin's critical food
needs, and brought great credit to himself and the United
States Government."
Trade Practices Chief Transfers
John J. Barron has resigned as chief of the Trade
Practices Branch, Decartelization and Deconcentration
Division, Office of the General Counsel, HICOG, to take
a post with the Appeals Board, National Production
Authority, in Washington.
Mr. Barron joined HICOG in October 1949 after having
served with Military Government since 1946. He is a
native of St. Paul, Minn., and holds degrees from Colum-
bia University and Detroit University Law School.
Refugee Specialist Reassigned
Six years of work on refugee problems in Germany
came to an end recently for George Weisz, deputy chief,
Displaced Populations Division, Office of Political Af-
fairs, HICOG, when he returned to Washington for reas-
signment.
During the early days of Military Government, Mr.
We~isz worked on plans for the demobilization of the
Germany army. He subsequently negotiated with the
Czechoslovakian and Hungarian governments for the
humane and orderly resettlement of Germans remaining
in those countries in 1945 and 1946. The New York
University graduate later became chief of the Refugee
Branch of Military Government.
Police Official Joins OLCH
Fred E. Rademaker, a former lieutenant in the Los An-
geles Police Department has joined the Public Safety
Branch, OLC Hesse, as deputy chief. The new official, a
veteran of 22 years of police work in California, will be
responsible for the training of German police units in
democratic police procedures and philosophy. Mr. Rade-
maker is a veteran of World War I and has attended the
University of California.                  ┬▒END
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