Frank Tessmar (1903 - 1972)

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Frank Tessmar
1903 - 1972
updated February 06, 2019
Frank Tessmar was born on March 25, 1903. He died in December 1972 at 69 years old. We know that Frank Tessmar had been residing in Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Michigan 48236.


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Frank Tessmar died in December 1972 at 69 years of age. He was born on March 25, 1903. We have no information about Frank's family. We know that Frank Tessmar had been residing in Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Michigan 48236.
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In 1903, in the year that Frank Tessmar was born, the Ford Motor Company was incorporated in June after Henry Ford left another car company he founded in 1901 (which became the Cadillac Motor Company). He began Ford Motor Company with $28,000 in cash from twelve investors, two of whom (the Dodge brothers) later began their own car company. Henry Ford improved on assembly line techniques and has been so successful that his family still controls a very popular Ford line of cars and trucks.

In 1923, when he was 20 years old, the A.C. Nielsen Company was founded in Chicago. It provided an audience measurement system that could provide radio station owners with information on their listeners and the popularity of their shows. Later, the Nielsen company became the basis for the fate of television programs.

In 1931, Frank was 28 years old when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1968, at the age of 65 years old, Frank was alive when on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1972, in the year of Frank Tessmar's passing, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

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Other Tessmars

Kenneth J. Tessmar
Born: around 1971
Juanita M. (Meche) Tessmar
Born: around 1980
Gary S. Tessmar
Born: around 1959
Shelley G. (Davis) Tessmar
Born: around 1966
Norman J Tessmar
Born: around 1924
Michigan, United States

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