David M . Ludlum War II operation named for its weathermen), as 1910-1997 David recommended postponement of the assault for three weeks, until weather conditions in the stag- ing and target areas were optimal. David M. Ludlum, America's foremost weather his- torian, died at his home in Princeton, New Jersey, on Upon returning to the States, Ludlum looked to 23 May 1997. pursue a career in weather. Following a brief stint sell- Along with publishing a number of books on na- ing weather instruments for the Bendix Corporation, tional and regional weather that covered conditions his entrepreneurial instincts emerged, and in 1947 he from colonial times to the formed Science Associates. This was originally a weather and astronomy instruments sales company, present, this renaissance but after several years dealt solely with weather equip- man was a military weather forecaster, an early TV and ment. He sold the business in 1978. In 1947, Ludlum also radio weatherman, an en- worked briefly as one of the nations first television and trepreneur, and a publisher. radio weather forecasters at WCAU in Philadelphia. Born in East Orange, Always the teacher, at about the time Science As- New Jersey, in 1910, sociates began, Ludlum
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Oct 1, 1997
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