DR. TEODOR GJURGJEVIĆ, PRAVNIK, DIPLOMAT I POLIGLOT, SURADNIK ANDRIJE ŠTAMPARA
Dr Theodor Gjurgjević was born in Stubička Kaniža on 1 December 1909 and died in Zagreb on 20 March 1976. He finished high school in Zagreb in 1927 and obtained a doctoral degree from the Zagreb University Faculty of Law in 1933. In 1956, he obtained his second doctorate in modern history from the University of Oxford. He dedicated a large part of his career to international affairs: before and during World War II in the Yugoslav Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Belgrade and after the war at the Zagreb School of Public Health as a collaborator of Andrija Štampar. At the School he held different positions: senior officer, lecturer in postgraduate courses, assistant, counselor, and from the 1959 School secretary. After the Second World War, he was delegated by the Yugoslav government to participate in various expert groups. Thanks to his very broad education, especially his knowledge of many foreign languages, he was able to help in the international presentation and recognition of the School of Public Health in the extraordinary post-war conditions. He is credited for the establishment and operation of the European Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPHER). He was buried in the arcades of the Zagreb cemetery Mirogoj, reserved for prominent national figures.
Key words: Theodore Gjurgjević; Andrija Stampar School of Public Health; public health; international organizations;ASPHER