Nebraska Authors

Robert Lasch

Born 1907 Lincoln, NE

Died 1998-04-06
Green Valley, AZ (USA)

The author studied with Lowry Wimberly at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and was considered one of the "Wimberly's Boys." Lasch is the father of Omaha born American historian and social critic Christopher Lasch. A long term editorial writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Lasch won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing in 1966 for editorials addressing American involvement in the war in Vietnam.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
St. Louis, MO

Author Of

  • Journalism


Editorial Writing


University of Nebraska, Lincoln



Places Worked

Omaha World-Herald
St. Louis Post-Dispatch


Pulitzer Prize in Journalism


Wimberly's Boys, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

We appreciate corrections and additions to our information about authors, but please read the following guidelines and caveats carefully.

  • The Nebraska Authors database is based on publicly available sources. Unless you are the author contacting us in person, it helps us if you cite the source or sources of your information. We cannot include unsourced information in the database.
  • We may be appreciative of information we choose not to include in the publicly available database.
  • To include an image on an author profile, please send jpg attachment to nebraskaauthors@lincoln.ne.gov. A photo-release agreement is required before the image will be published on this site.
  • Because of the way we are staffed, expect corrections or additions to take time, sometimes up to three months.
  • While we initially included some actual links to external URLs in the database, we will in the future no longer provide functioning links. We will instead record the presence of specific external materials in language that we hope will help intelligent users find it themselves. Web rot, in which actual materials remain online but undergo changes in their URLs, is too demanding in terms of staff time for us to hope to keep external links current.

Please copy, fill out the form below, and email it to heritage@lincoln.ne.gov to suggest a change.

Robert Lasch

Do you have corrections for the above information or other information to add?:

(e.g. Author is buried in Fremont, not in David City / Also wrote for the Daily Nebraskan during her time as a student)