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Biography

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Harold Eugene Klein was born in 1926 in Greeley, Colorado. His parents were missionaries to Burma, where he grew up until moving back to the USA in 1940. He attended Denison University, before transferring to University of Redlands, and once more to UC Berkeley, where he graduated with a BA in Political Science. He also obtained his Teacher's Credential with studies at UCLA, as well as a Masters of Arts from Long Beach State University and a began (but never completed) his Ph.D. at UCLA. Klein worked as a high school teacher until his retirement in 1985. Following his retirement, he began working with the American Karen Agency as the Director of Human Rights, raising funds and goods for refugee camps, hospitals, and schools in Burma.