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 Ephraim Katzir

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Ephraim Katzir Famous memorial

Birth
Kyiv, City of Kyiv, Ukraine
Death
30 May 2009 (aged 93)
Rehovot, Central District, Israel
Burial
Rehovot, Central District, Israel
Memorial ID
37714699 View Source

Israeli President. Born Ephraim Katchalsky, he immigrated to Palestine in 1922 and became one of the first scientists to join the Weitzman Institute of Science. In 1973, as a Labour Party candidate, he was elected the fourth President of Israel, serving until 1978, when he retired and returned to academic life. He also received the Israel Prize for natural sciences in 1959 and was the first Israeli elected to the American Academy of Sciences.

Israeli President. Born Ephraim Katchalsky, he immigrated to Palestine in 1922 and became one of the first scientists to join the Weitzman Institute of Science. In 1973, as a Labour Party candidate, he was elected the fourth President of Israel, serving until 1978, when he retired and returned to academic life. He also received the Israel Prize for natural sciences in 1959 and was the first Israeli elected to the American Academy of Sciences.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 30 May 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 37714699
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/37714699/ephraim-katzir: accessed ), memorial page for Ephraim Katzir (16 May 1916–30 May 2009), Find a Grave Memorial ID 37714699, citing Rehovot Cemetery, Rehovot, Central District, Israel; Maintained by Find a Grave .