Swiss American Historical Society Review

Swiss American Historical Society Review


Leo Schelbert


Colleagues, Friendship, College


On the one hand, no information seems- o be available about Robert E.

Bieder's background, hls parents and siblings, his growing up, his schooling

and his teenage years before college.On the other hand, there seems

no explanation in reach why Robert E. Bieder did not receive a permanent

academic appointment despite his productive research and publication,

and why, after two to three years at an institution, he was again on the

move. He seemed to be changing from position to position in the United

States as well as abroad.