Hans W. Eberhard Receives Commendation from the County of Los Angeles
Mar 16, 2017
On Friday, March 10, in a small ceremony attended by family and friends, LA County Commissioner Dr. Frank de Balogh presented Hans W. Eberhard with a Commendation from the County of Los Angeles for 50 years of Distinguished Leadership and Service to the German-American community of Southern California.
Mr. Eberhard, Chairman of the German heritage organization Tricentennial Foundation, is the author of the book “The History of the German Americans in Early Los Angeles City and County: Before the Railroads and Freeways.” He dedicated the book to the preservation of German American Heritage and to educate all Americans about the many contributions German immigrants made in helping to build America.
Mr. Eberhard came to the United States in 1949 and became interested in trade between Germany and the Western US. He became a dedicated member of the German American Business Association (GABA) in 1954 and for over 20 years organized and managed the largest exhibition for German consumer goods on the west coast. He was a member of the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Council of Foreign Visitors and also served as a German language proficiency examiner for the Los Angeles Police Department.