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Name: Rothman, Robert, (1959-)

Historical Note:

Robert Rothman was born in New York City  in 1901, the son of German-speaking Hungarian immigrants.  The family moved to Butler, Pennsylvania, then to Detroit, Michigan.  Rothman married Emma Lou Lamb in Detroit in 1928.  The couple had two children: Robin, born in 1936; and Emily born in 1942.  Rothman lived in Detroit until his death in 1957.

Rothman attended Detroit Central High School graduating in 1918.  He received an A.B. from the University of Michigan in 1922 graduating Phi Beta Kappa.  He completed his M.A. at Columbia University in 1925 and his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan in 1936.

Rothman’s career started as a reporter for the Detroit Times in 1922.  He also taught English and Journalism at Detroit High Schools 1925 to 1949.  He lectured at Cranbrook Academy of Arts 1945 to 1948.  Rothman was an assistant professor at Wayne State University, Detroit in the School of Education from 1949 to 1957.  He also published several articles in periodicals between 1936 and 1954.

Robert Rothman died in 1957.

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