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In Memoriam: Arthur H. Stromberg

Arthur and Freddie Stromberg

The Institute of World Politics mourns the loss of benefactor and friend Arthur H. Stromberg, who passed away this February.

IWP was introduced to Mr. Stromberg by longtime IWP supporters David and Lynzie Haynes at a seminar event Mr. & Mrs. Haynes helped to organize in 2013.  IWP President John Lenczowski was one of the main speakers there, along with Victor Davis Hansen of the Hoover Institution.  Shortly after this event, then-IWP Vice Chairman, and now current Chairman, John Lovewell, brought Messrs. Stromberg and Haynes, along with IWP supporter David Hakman to form the Institute’s first regional Chancellor’s Council chapter.  Since that time, Mr. Stromberg was one of IWP’s most enthusiastic and generous supporters.

Mr. Stromberg had an outstanding career beginning as an investment banker and culminating as CEO of URS Corporation, one of the world’s largest engineering design companies, and led an organization that achieved several acquisitions.

Mr. Stromberg organized elegant dinners at his home in Hillsborough, California, and at the Burlingame Country Club to introduce IWP to new potential supporters.  His enthusiasm was contagious, and his testimony on the vital necessity of having a school like IWP to serve the nation was powerful.  He was one of the founding members of IWP’s Legacy Society, having added the Institute to his estate plan.  He always believed that IWP was important to support because it is a “doer,” not just a “thinker.”

IWP Founder and President Dr. Lenczowski said of him: “Arthur was a dear friend, for whom IWP’s mission became one of his highest philanthropic priorities.  He and his late, lovely wife, Freddie, were great Americans, and they will be sorely missed by all who knew them.”

Requiescat in pace.