Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Edward Gorman, part 1

I just found out that a friend of mine for over 20 years, Ed Gorman, died recently. He was born in 1918, served as an officer in the Pacific theater in WWII, was one of the pioneers of marketing to the youth demographic, and was active in local politics for decades.

So he had a good long run, but I am still quite sad. He will be missed.

A couple of articles about him:,,20096103,00.html

And a short article by him:

His autobiography "An American Education" is very hard to find (it was published by a tiny vanity press), but a very interesting read if you can find it.

Ed helped me out quite a bit, especially when I was a teenager. We met when he was helping raise money from the community for me to go to the U.S.S.R. as part of a math and physics student summer exchange program, and also helped me get a Rose Foundation grant for computer equipment when I was in college. We remained friends, and I have always had a great time chatting with him, hearing his stories and getting advice from him. I will miss him quite a bit.


cygnoir said...

I am sorry for your loss. He sounds like a remarkable person.