of Solomon Salant
Generation No. 2
2. WILLIAM3 SALANT (SOLOMON2, GABRIEL1 ?) was born February 02, 1870, and died December 10, 1943. He married ANNIE OSER July 02, 1899. She was born July 14, 1874, and died November 1942.
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William Salant was born in Courland, Russia, now part of Latvia, on February 2, 1870. He emigrated to the United States in 1884. He married Annie Oser of Waterbury, Connecticut in 1899.
He received a B.S. from Cornell University, was a graduate student in Biology at Columbia and received an M.D. in Cell Physics and Surgery at Columbia in 1899. He was a fellow at the Rockefeller Institute and held other positions before becoming the first chief of the Pharmacological Laboratory at the Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Chemistry in Washington, D.C. He held that position from 1908 to 1918. He then was a scientist at the National Bureau of Standards. He was a professor of Physiology and Pharmacology at the University of Georgia Medical School from 1920 to 1929 and research pharmacologist of the biological laboratory at Cold Spring Harbor, Long island, from 1929 to 1932.
He was the author of numerous publications in pharmacology, physiology and pathology.
Sources: P. 63 of Who Was Who in America, Volume V, 1969-1973, New York Times obituary
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Edward Salant was born in New York on April 24, 1900 and died on Long island on September 13, 1978. He first married Thelma Adamson and then Marjorie Asch. He received his B.A. from Columbia College in 1922 and his Pd.D. in physical chemistry from the University of London in 1924.
He was a Johnston Scholar at Johns Hopkins University from 1925-27. He was a National Research Fellow from 1927-29 and professor of physics from 1929-41 at the Washington Square College of New York University. During World War II, he worked in Washington, D.C. with the proximity fuse project, in coordination with British scientists. He was credited with persuading the British to move their anti-aircraft defenses against the German "buzz bomb" from London to the Channel coast, where it shot down 101 of 103 buzz bombs.
After the war, he divided his time between New York University and the Applied Physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins. In 1947, he formed the nuclear interaction group at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. He retired from Brookhaven in 1966, and continued his research in particle physics at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Up to his death, he continued to be associated with both Brookhaven and Vanderbilt.
Sources: Mailgram from Carl Thien, Public Relations, Brookhaven National Laboratory, September 13, 1978, supplemented by information provided by Walter S. Salant.
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3. GABRIEL3 SALANT (SOLOMON2, GABRIEL1 ?) was born May 12, 1872, and died April 12, 1936. He married BESSIE LEVY. She was born June 07, 1880, and died August 15, 1965.
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Gabriel Salant was born on May 12, 1872. While his obituary gives his birth place as New York City, he almost surely was born in Courland, Russia. He joined with his father to found a shirt manufacturing company in 1893. When he died, he was president of Salant & Salant.
Source: New York Times obituary, April 13, 1936 plus John Rodgers.
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4. AARON B.3 SALANT (SOLOMON2, GABRIEL1 ?) was born January 04, 1878 in Courland, Russia, and died July 28, 1967. He married JOSEPHINE SCHEIDER March 15, 1905. She was born February 10, 1881, and died December 08, 1960.
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Aaron B. Salant was born January 4, 1878 in Courland, Russia. He graduated in 1897 from City College as valedictorian of his class and the winner of about 15 prizes for scholarship. He then taught in the public schools, and in 1901 joined a company that later became Salant & Salant, Inc., apparel manufacturers. He was president of the company from 1936 to 1946, and chairman from then until his retirement in 1965.
Source: New York Times obituary, 1967
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5. LOUIS3 SALANT (SOLOMON2, GABRIEL1 ?) was born January 22, 1880, and died February 03, 1958 in New York, NY. He married FLORENCE ARONSON February 07, 1912. She was born May 14, 1891, and died October 21, 1972 in New York, NY.
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Louis Salant was born about 1880 in Courland, Russia (now part of Latvia) and died in New York city on February 3, 1958. He married Florence Aronson and had two children, Richard and Helen.
The story of his immigration is hazy. Apparently, his father moved to New York first in 1878; the rest of the family followed around 1880. He graduated first in his class from City College in New York in 1898 at a very young age. He became a Latin teacher at City College. He then graduated from New York University Law School. He became a lawyer in 1902, specializing in civil law trial work. His first law firm was Aronson (David Aronson, a brother-in-law) & Salant and then Stein & Salant. He died after a long illness.
Louis and Florence lived for many years at 35 East 84th Street in New York City.
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6. HARRIET3 SALANT (SOLOMON2, GABRIEL1 ?) was born August 26, 1891, and died December 28, 1987. She married RICHARD WINTER. He was born September 26, 1886, and died August 21, 1966.
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