Burnham II, Trustee
W. Burnham II, ("Tubby") W31, emeritus trustee,
died June 24 at the age of 93. Mr. Burnham was Honorary Chairman
of Burnham Securities Inc. and Chairman and Director of the Burnham
Fund and Burnham Asset Management Corp. He founded Burnham &
Company in 1935. A past chairman of the Securities Industry Association,
he also served as chairman of its Governing Council. He served
as a member of the Foreign Investment Committee of the New York
Chamber of Commerce, a trustee of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies
and the Lexington School for the Deaf, and chairman of the Wall
Street Division of the YMCA.
of a Civil Air Patrol Base with active flying duties during World
War II and an officer in the United States Navy Reserve in the
Naval Air Transport Service, Mr. Burnham received the Air Medal
and the Presidential Medal for Outstanding Civilian Services.
He also received the Brotherhood Award from the National Conference
of Christians and Jews, the Herbert H. Lehman Human Relations
Award, and the Wall Street Man of the Year Award from Bnai
Brith Youth Services.
Burnham was appointed a term trustee in 1969 and became an emeritus
trustee in 1979. He was New York-New Jersey regional representative
for Penns General Alumni Society, and chairman of the New
York Capital Campaign Committee. In 1998, Mr. Burnham was made
a member of the Mens Lacrosse Hall of Fame for outstanding
achievement in Penn lacrosse. While a student at Penn, Mr. Burnham
received three major athletic awards and was co-Captain of the
1931 lacrosse team. Mr. Burnham created the I. W. Burnham Fellowship
Fund for minority MBA students and the I. W. Burnham II Endowed
Scholarship Fund, both at the Wharton School. He was also instrumental
in establishing the Drexel Burnham Lambert Professorship at Wharton
and has been a loyal supporter of athletics.
1983, the Trustees paid tribute to Mr. Burnham, unveiling a portrait
of him which is hung in Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall.
is survived by his son, Jon M. Burnham (W 59); daughter,
Wendy Burnham Morris; seven grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.
Hampel, Former Librarian
Hampel, a former reference librarian at Van Pelt-Dietrich Library,
died on June 6 at the age of 85.
Hampel began working at Penn in 1945 and retired as a reference
librarian in 1967.
is survived by her nieces, Christine H. Fewell and Edith H. Willoughby;
and nephew, Donald B. Huff.
donations may be sent to Friends of Rittenhouse Square, 150 Summit
Ave, Upper Darby, PA 19082 or Church of The Holy Trinity, 1904
Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19103.
Edward Rosenow, Medicine
Edward C. Rosenow, Jr., clinical professor of medicine from 1959
to 1989, died on June 3 at the age of 92, in Kearney, Nebraska.
He was committed to continuing physician education. From 1959
to 1977 Dr. Rosenow was director of the Amercian College of Physicians.
He was raised in Rochester, Minn., and graduated from Carleton
College where he served as a trustee for many years. He took two
years from his college education to teach in China, where he met
his first wife, Esther Church; they were married in 1931.
Rosenow graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1935. He completed
a residency and fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. Before coming to
Penn, he practiced internal medicine in Pasadena, Calif.
Rosenow died in 1985. In 1989 he married La Vonne Adamson. In
addition to his second wife, Dr. Rosenow is survived by a daughter,
Lisa Vig; a son, Robert; a brother, John; a stepson and stepdaughters;
seven grandchildren; and a great-grandson. His niece, Barbara
R. von Schlegell, is assistant professor of Religious Studies
Dr. Rosenows memory, bequests can be made to the Frank L.
Rosenow Fund at Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota.
Alexander Vucinich, H&SS
Alexander Vucinich, professor emeritus of History and Sociology
of Science, died at his Berkeley, CA home on May 25 at the age
of 87. A world-renowned scholar of the history of science in Russia,
Dr. Vucinich was the author of seven text books, including Empire
of Knowledge, Darwin in Russian Thought, Einstein
and Societ Ideology, and the classic Science in Russian
Culture (2 vols.). He was also the recipient of a Guggenheim
Award in 1985 for the study of science and Soviet ideology.
in Wilmington, California in 1914 to Serbian parents, he moved
to Yugoslavia at age 5 and returned to the U.S. in 1938, after
completing his undergraduate education at the University of Belgrade.
He would later continue his education at University of California,Berkeley
and Columbia University. During World War II he served in the
US Army. He taught at San Jose State College, University of Illinois,
University of Texas, and Penn.
Vucinich is survived by his wife, Dorothy, to whom he was married
for over 60 years; daughter Andrea Stevens; son John; four grandchildren;
two great-grandchildren; and brother, Professor Emeritus Wayne
Vucinich of Stanford.
memorial service will be held at Berkeleys Institute of
Slavic East European and Eurasian Studies sometime in July.
in Alexander Vucinichs memory may be made to a hospice or
to the contributors favorite charity.
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