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Pete Loeser

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Pete Loeser with Whitney Smith
NAVA 44 2010
Los Angeles


Marcus Schmöger, Bruce Berry, and Pete
Banquet Night - IVC 24 2011
Washington DC

Pete Loeser - Laytonville, California, USA

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     I was born in Oakland, California in 1944. I received my higher education at the University of California in San Jose, and the University of California in Hayward. I retired as a high school history teacher with 32 years experience in 2003, all in Northern California. After retirement I began an educational consulting service specialized in teaching instructors of history and social sciences to better utilize technology in the classroom. I also designed and still maintain several websites for businesses and educational organizations.

     I developed an interest in flags after retirement while working with a group of teachers in the "Teaching American History" Institute, where I developed several history lessons based on flags, and started my website "Historic Flags of Our Ancestors" to support these units in 2004. It has grown to have information on over 2000 historical flags, all written with the history student in mind, thanks to the support and help of the vexillological community. In 2011, the "Historic Flags of Our Ancestors" database was added as a resource to the NAVA website.

     In 2009, I was made the UFE (Unidentified Flag & Ensign) Editor for Flags of the World, and have been active in that position ever since. I am also a member of the Flag Institute and of the North American Vexillological Association.

     My wife Marianne (also a retired history teacher) and I raised four children, and have nine grandchildren. We still enjoy traveling and continue to learn.
Pete Loeser, 6 March 2011


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Past Projects and Honors:

  • FOTW Home Page - Headed project design team 2010
  • Nominated for Vexillologist of the Year - 2010
  • Vexillologist of the Year 2012 - for his relentless effort in updating especially the German pages, being part of the German Editorial Team (GET), but also for his comments on other topics of world flags and for posting up-to-date remarks on both historical and current flags, as well as for being very academic, thorough, and above all, respectful in his comments.

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