1968 Dr. Peter Goldmark

REASON FOR AWARD

Dr. Peter Goldmark was a founder of the Committee o Traiing and Employment (CTE). “He …had a deep and true commitment to social services and justice as demonstrated by his dedicated and loyal services to many community service programs,” said John Brown, executive director of CTE.

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Goldmark was born in Hungary. He attended the University of Berlin, earning a bachelor and doctorate degrees in physics from the University of Vienna. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1933. He joined CBS, rising to the presidency of CBS Laboratories. He was known throughout the world as the inventor of the long-playing record and the basic rules of color television science. He also invented the automatic tape cartridge changer. President Carter awarded him the National Medal of Science in 1977. He was killed in an automobile accident on the Hutchison River Parkway on Dec. 7, 1977.

SOURCES OF INFORMATION

The Advocate, Dec. 7, 1977, p. 1.

QUOTES

“He was in many ways an inventor and was, I think, deeply concerned about the quality of human life.” Rev. Thomas Fitzgerald, S.J., president of Fairfield University.