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Franz Ucko

Franz Ucko, American research scientist, consultant, writer. Recipient Outstanding Service award St. Paul Community Education Advisory Council, 2001, Outstanding Service to Community award 1985-2005 for 2 Decades of Community Education, 2005. Chair citizens advanced council Hubbs Center for Continuing Learning, St. Paul, 1999. With United States Army, 1945-1947, lieutenant, 1947-1948, PTO. Presbyterian.

Background

  • Ucko, Franz was born on September 28, 1919 in Kattowitz, Silesia, Germany. Naturalized, 1946. Son of Arthur and Else Ucko.

  • Education

    • Degree in mechanical engineering, Technische Hochschule, Berlin, Germany, 1939.

    Career

    • Director Research and Development Buckbee-Mears Company, St. Paul, 1949-1959. Manager microlithography Motorola Semiconductors, Phoenix, 1960-1963. Senior research scientist Control Data Corporation, Minneapolis, 1964-1986.

      Research consultant Cross Technology, Minneapolis, 1987-1990.

    Works

    • Author: A New Beginning, 1993, The Story of the Photomask, Love One Another: A Story of the Extermination of an Indigenous People. Patentee in field. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Chair citizens advanced council Hubbs Center for Continuing Learning, St. Paul, 1999. With United States Army, 1945-1947, lieutenant, 1947-1948, PTO. Presbyterian.

    Personality

    Interests

    Avocations: writing, lithographic jewelry making.

    Connections

    • Married Betty Jean Eshelman, March 20, 1948 (divorced February 1993). Children: John Arthur (deceased), Marianne Elizabeth. Married Ruth Helene Holmes, July 1, 1997 (deceased October 16, 2002).
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    Born September 28, 1919
    • 1939
      Technische Hochschule
    • 1949 - 1959
      Director, Research and Development Buckbee-Mears Company
    • 1960 - 1963
      manager, microlithography Motorola Semiconductors
      Phoenix, Arizona, United States
    • 1964 - 1986
      senior, research scientist Control Data Corporation
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States