Ivan Becker (b. 1938) was born in Budapest, Hungary. Orphaned by the Holocaust, he immigrated to the United States in 1946. In 1951, Becker was drafted into the United States Army, where he was trained and worked as an Army photographer for the 47th Infantry Division. Becker was discharged in 1953, and become a successful businessman. In 2007, Becker was appointed by President Bush to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, the governing body of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.