Morris E Brodwin (1924 - 2014)

Morris E Brodwin
1924 - 2014
updated February 06, 2019
Morris E Brodwin, father to 2 children, was born on July 14, 1924 in New York, New York. He was born to Sarah (Resnick) Brodwin and Harry Brodwin, with siblings Beatrice and Frances. He married Esther Brodwin, and they gave birth to David Brodwin and Paul Brodwin. Morris also married Carol Sonnenschein. Morris's partner was Esther Yochim. He died on November 4, 2014 in Evanston, Illinois at 90 years old.
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Morris E Brodwin
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Gender
Morris
First name
E
Middle name
Brodwin
Last name(s)
Unknown
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Evanston, Cook County, Illinois United States
Last known residence
Morris Brodwin was born on in New York, Bronx County, New York United States
Birth
Morris Brodwin died on in Evanston, Cook County, Illinois United States
Death
Morris Brodwin was born on in New York, Bronx County, New York United States
Morris Brodwin died on in Evanston, Cook County, Illinois United States
Birth
Death
urosepsis
Cause of death
at Shalom Memorial Park, 1700 W Rand Rd, in Arlington Heights, Illinois United States 60004
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Ethnicity & Lineage

White, Citizen

Nationality & Locations Lived

USA

Religion

Jewish

Education

Ph.D. Johns Hopkins
BSEE University of Nebraska

Professions

Professor of electrical engineering, Northwestern University, 1958-1994

Personal Life & Organizations

Tau Beta Pi

Military Service

Military serial#: 32813509
Enlisted: February 22, 1943 in New York City New York
Military branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, Usa
Rank: Private, Selectees (enlisted Men)
Served most of the war designing radar equipment.

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Aug 4, 1891 - July 1974
Jul 4, 1892 - April 1967

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c. 1922 - May 10, 1933

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Morris E Brodwin & Esther Brodwin

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Morris Brodwin, Ph.D., age 90, passed away peacefully on November 4, 2014 in Evanston.

Born in New York in 1924 to Harry and Sarah Brodwin, Morris showed great academic promise at an early age. In World War II, the Army deployed him to help develop radar technology. After earning a Ph.D. in electrical engineering at Johns Hopkins, he joined the faculty of Northwestern University. Over his long and distinguished career there as a microwave expert, he received numerous awards and honors for both research and teaching.

Morris survived his beloved first wife, Esther (nee Hashkowitz) who died tragically in 1969, his long-time companion Esther Yochim, and his younger sister Frances who died in childhood. He is survived by his older sister, Beatrice (the late Hyman) Meyerson of New York; his former wife, Carol Sonnenschein of Chicago; his sons, Paul Brodwin (Huong Dangvu) of Milwaukee and David Brodwin (Debra Niemann) of San Francisco, and his granddaughter, Rachel Brodwin of New Haven.

Morris pursued his many hobbies with gusto. He played guitar well; with his first wife he sang a repertoire from Woody Guthrie to Joni Mitchell. He skippered his home-built sailboat at Lake Delavan and Skokie Lagoon. He created electronic gear for the home, and never replaced devices he could repair. He grew vegetables in his garden and his flowering plants brightened the house in winter. He devoured mysteries from Skokie Public Library. A passionate cook, he built an impressive collection of Julia Childs videos, and his kitchen held diverse and obscure cooking implements. An amateur wine maker and brewer, he had zinfandel grapes trucked in from California to ferment.

Perhaps Morris' greatest contribution was to help young people develop their intellectual skills. He inspired his sons to academic and professional excellence. He was loved and respected by his students at Northwestern, many of whom went on to distinguished academic careers of their own.

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In 1924, in the year that Morris E Brodwin was born, Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

In 1943, by the time he was 19 years old, on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1965, at the age of 41 years old, Morris was alive when on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1982, when he was 58 years old, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

In 1993, he was 69 years old when on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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