GAMHOF Mission

The German-American Hall of Fame inducts and presents German-Americans who have made outstanding contributions to the growth and development of the United States of America. Their values and virtues serve as ideals for the continued success of this great country.

“Adapt the best parts of the American spirit
and meld these with the best parts of the German spirit.” 
– Carl Schurz



The vision of the German-American Hall of Fame is to inspire the younger generation with these success stories and ideals. By achieving their own American Dreams, they can serve as role models themselves.

It is also our vision that the German American Hall of Fame creates awareness and appreciation of German-American heritage and the immense contributions that German-Americans have made to the United States of America.

“Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands,
but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides,
and following them, you reach your destiny.” 

– Carl Schurz

GAMHOF Trustees

Ralf G. Bahr

Hon. Herbert W. Stupp

Olivia Hetzler, Esq.

Marion Land

Karl Rubenberger

David Knower

Peter Esser

Gerhard O.F. Rossbach

Grant M. Lally, Esq.

Hon. William Hetzler

Hon. Brian G. Andersson

GAMHOF Advisory Board

Hon. Brian G. Andersson

Former Commissioner, NYC Dept. of Records

Dr. Ronald F. Docksai

Former Vice President of Federal Government Relations

Bayer Corporation

Hon. Louis Joseph Freeh

Former Director of the FBI

Washington, DC

Wolfgang Ischinger

Former German Ambassador, USA

Ingo Lang

Partner, The Estate of Aqualina, Miami, FL

CEO, Mozarter Corp., Florida & Europe

Fred H. Langhammer

Chairman, Global Affairs

The Estée Lauder Companies

Thomas Limberger

Chairman and CEO

SilverArrow Holding AG

Thomas Matussek

Former German Ambassador to the UK, the UN and India


Dr. Christoph-E. Palmer

Former Minister


Waltraud E. Prechter

President of World Heritage Foundation/Prechter Family Fund

Michigan, USA

Siegfried & Roy


Las Vegas

Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann

Historian and Author

Cincinnati Ohio