Edwin Kessler III, was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York back in 1928 to Edwin and Marie. He was living with his mother in Corpus Christi, Texas. He graduated from Corpus Christi High School in 1945. He returned to New York attending Columbia College. He returned after serving 18 months in the Army graduating in 1950.
After graduation he transferred to the Air Force where he earned his M.S. and Sc.D. degrees from MIT in 1952 and 1957, respectively. He remained in the Air Force Reserve reaching the rank of captain. He worked at the Cambridge Research Laboratories, and at the Atmospheric Physics Division at the Travelers Research Center. In 1964, he moved to Oklahoma where he was an affiliate professor at the University of Oklahoma, Norman until his retirement in 1987. He died in 2017 in Cedar Park, Texas, he was 88.
What you may not know about Edwin is that he oversaw the development of the Doppler weather radar and was the first director of National Sever Storms Laboratory.
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