Thursday, December 18, 2003

Alan R. Vogeler, lawyer, volunteer


World War II veteran in Army intelligence

By Rebecca Goodman
The Cincinnati Enquirer

BLUE ASH - World War II veteran Alan R. Vogeler was part of the Army team that relocated renowned rocket scientist Wernher von Braun and his colleagues from Nazi Germany to the United States at the end of the war.

A fourth-generation Cincinnatian, Mr. Vogeler was also a retired senior partner of Frost & Jacobs law firm (now Frost Brown Todd). After he retired, he read the news for the blind on WRRS-Radio.

Mr. Vogeler, 86, died Tuesday of complications from a heart attack at Hospice of Cincinnati in Blue Ash.

Mr. Vogeler was a graduate of the University of Kentucky (1938) and UK's law school (1940).

He earnedan LL.M. in 1941 at University of Michigan Law School.

Mr. Vogeler served in the Army ordnance and intelligence departments.

He also served as 90th president of the Cincinnati Bar Association in 1982-83.

Survivors include his wife, Sara Biggs Vogeler; sons, Alan Jr. of New York, Edwin of Columbus and Douglas of Sandy, Utah; a daughter, Sara Vogeler Bey of New York; and five grandchildren.

A service is 2 p.m. Friday at Knox Presbyterian Church in Hyde Park, following a private burial at Spring Grove Cemetery.

Memorials: Cincinnati Association for the Blind, 2045 Gilbert Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45202-1490 or Knox Presbyterian Church, 3400 Michigan Ave., Cincinnati 45208.

E-mail rgoodman@enquirer.com




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