Branley, Franklyn Mansfield
Born: 1915 AD
Died: 2002 AD, at 87 years of age.
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.
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