Gerhard (Gerry) Neubeck was a professor of family social science at the University of Minnesota, and became NCFR's 35th president in 1977.
Until 1940, Nuebeck lived in Germany, where he was a German-Jewish athlete. In the run-up to the 1936 Olympics, the Nazis put on a charade, allowing Jewish athletes to train in a segregated Olympic facility, then telling them days before the Games that they weren't good enough to compete.
After being beaten by Nazis, Neubeck and his parents fled to the Netherlands and then to the United States, where he eventually earned a master's in psychology and doctorate in education. In the 1960s, he taught of the nation's first courses on human sexuality. He retired from the University of Minnesota in the 1980's and passed away in 2008.