Montgomery McCracken Veteran Bestowed a Doctorate Degree from Holy Family University

May 14, 2011

Harry Carl Schaub received honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from
Holy Family University

Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP attorney, Harry Carl Schaub, was the recipient of a Doctor of Humane Letters degree, Honoris causa, from Holy Family University during the University’s graduate degree commencement ceremony at the Kimmel Center on May 14th.  Sister Francesca, Holy Family’s president, presented Schaub with the honorary degree.  In an acceptance address to over 2,200 guests, Schaub described his activities in the last several years as researching and writing about the Resistance against Hitler inside the German military intelligence service, the Abwehr, and focusing on the first American witness at the Nuremberg Trial, General Erwin Lahousen.  He is presently writing a book about Lahousen, tentatively titled, “Call Your First Witness”.  In his remarks, Schaub said there is an information deficit about the Resistance, including the more than 50 officers in the Abwehr, almost all murdered by the Gestapo for being active in the Resistance.  “After all there were many more Germans on our side and active against Hitler and his criminals in World War II than just the refugee and iconic singer Marlene Dietrich.  Treason against Hitler was no crime.”

Having joined Montgomery McCracken in 1955, Schaub holds the longest tenure among its attorneys.  He retired as partner in 1999 and is of counsel with the firm. His practice area includes representing foreign investors in the U.S. and public and private placements of securities.

Schaub served with the U.S. Army as a Captain in Military Intelligence and U.S. Army desk officer covering Yugoslavia.  He is Commander of the Pennsylvania Commandery of the Military Order of Foreign Wars, a patriotic organization of former active-duty officers.

Schaub is actively involved in a number of foreign affairs organizations.  He served as Consul General of Austria for Pennsylvania for almost 30 years; as dean and chief executive officer of the Consular Corps College; president and chief of protocol of Consular Corps Association of Philadelphia; and as founder, former president, and director of the John Peter Zenger Law Society.

For the past 15 years he has served as director of the Philadelphia Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany, founded in 1952 and based in New York City, which seeks to improve cooperation between the United States and Germany as part of the EU.