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Harry Ernest Tropp, American Science author, educator ( art: literature, Educated)science author, educator. award Fla. Member Florida Association Science Suprs. (president 1964), National Science Teachers Association, Retired Officers Association, Rotary (board directors Tampa 1968-1970).


Tropp, Harry Ernest was born on December 27, 1912 in St. Louis. Son of Solomon and Masha (Levin) Tropp.


Bachelor of Science, St. Louis University, 1935. Master of Science, Vanderbilt University, 1936. Postgraduate, University Illinois, 1937.

Postgraduate, Military College of Science, Bury, England, 1942. Postgraduate, University Florida, 1962. Postgraduate, Yale University, 1959—1960.


Professor physics Buena Vista College, Storm Lake, Iowa, 1936—1938. Dean of men, 1937—1938. With department hydrology United States Engineers Office, Little Rock, 1939—1941.

Instructor physics Hillsborough County Public Schools, Tampa, Florida, 1949—1958, supervisor science, 1958—1977. Science textbook author Holt, Rinehart & Winston, Austin, from 1958. Director Florida State Science Fair and Talent Search, Florida Foundation of Future Scientists, Tampa, 1963.

Chairman radiological monitoring section Hillsborough County Civil Defense, 1952—1957. Vice president Tampa chapter Reserve Officers Association, 1956—1957. Served Lieutenant colonel Signal Corps United States Army, 1941-1946, European Theatre of Operations.


  • Certified in education supervision and administration.


  • Other Work

    • Author (with George R. Tracy and Alfred E. Friedl): (book) Modern Physical Science, 7 editions, since 1958.


Member of National Science Teachers Association, Florida Association Science Supervisors (president 1964), Retired Officers Association, Rotary (board directors Tampa 1968-1970).


  • Other Interests

    World travel.


Married Muriel Liebmann, November 7, 1943. 1 child, Robert Alan.

Solomon Tropp

Masha (Levin) Tropp

Muriel Liebmann

Robert Alan Tropp