Tadeusz Sendzimir: Inventor Extraordinaire

Tadeusz Sendzimir was born in Lwow (then) Poland in 1894, the eldest of four children and the son of a civil servant. World War I put an end to his formal education, and he fled to China, where he married Barbara Alferieff, of Russian nobility. His first son, Michael, was born; and his first industrial venture, a nail factory, was established there. In the 1930s, Dr. Sendzimir immigrated to the United States, where he resided until his death in 1989 at the age of 95.