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Ellery Schempp

Ellery SchemppAKA Ellory Schempp

Born: 1940
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA

Gender: Male
Religion: Unitarian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Activist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Abington School District v. Schempp

In 1956, protested required readings from the Bible in his public school by reading the Quran instead. His father, with the help of the ACLU, filed suit against the school district, the case finally being decided by the US Supreme Court as Abington School District v. Schempp (1963), in his favor. NYU professor Stephen D. Solomon wrote about the subject in Ellery's Protest, published in 2007.

Father: Edward Lewis Schempp (electronics engineer, d. 8-Nov-2003)
Mother: Sidney G. Schempp (d. 5-Jul-2004)
Brother: Roger
Sister: Donna

    High School: Abington High School, Abington, PA (1958)
    University: BS Physics and Geology, Tufts University (1962)
    University: PhD Physics, Brown University (1967)
    Professor: Crystallography, University of Pittsburgh (1970-76)
    Professor: Université de Genève (1977-79)

    American Superconductor Corp. (1990-96)
    General Electric GE Medical Systems (1984-90)
    Bell Laboratories Technical Staff (1969-70)
    American Humanist Association
    Americans United for Separation of Church and State
    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

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