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Branley, Franklyn Mansfield

Born: 1915 AD
Died: 2002 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Educators

1915 – Franklyn Mansfield Branley was born in New Rochelle, New York.

1936-1954 – He taught school, one of the first teachers to teach science to elementary school children.

1942 – He received his teaching license from New Patlz Normal School and his BA from New York University.

1948-1957 – He received his MA and Ed.D. from Columbia University.

1954-1956 – He was a science professor at the Jersey State Teachers College.

        – His work at American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium sparked his interest in astronomy and space exploration.

        – He wrote over 140 science books for children and received numerous awards for these books.

1970 – He was named New Jersey’s Children’s Book Writer of the year.

2002 – He died this year.