The following was compiled and submitted by Jean Ershler Schatz, artist and researcher of Laguna Woods, California:
Richard Florsheim was born on October 25, 1916 in Chicago, Illinois. He was a painfully shy child, channelling all his energies into straight-A scholarship and crude, gloomy art. His father reluctantly helped him get an art education in Europe during the 1930s, but before World War II Florsheim managed to sell just one picture
In the Navy during the war, Florsheim discovered in himself an unexpected streak of scientific acumen. He developed a radar
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