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 Frank Louis Neuhauser

Frank Louis Neuhauser

Birth
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Death 11 Mar 2011 (aged 97)
Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Burial Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 67308532 · View Source
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Frank was the first Spelling Bee champion. He passed away at his home after a long illness. He won the spelling bee by spelling the word "gladiolus". Kids wanted to have their picture taken with him. He was in a documentery called "Spellbound" in 2002.

Frank's father was a stonemason.


The Washington Post
March 21, 2011

Frank Louis Neuhauser was born Sept. 29, 1913, in Louisville. He graduated from the University of Louisville with a degree in electrical engineering in 1934.

Mr. Neuhauser worked for General Electric as a small-appliance engineer until the company, seeking expertise in securing patents, offered to send him to law school. He received a law degree from George Washington University in 1940.

After serving stateside in the Navy during World War II, Mr. Neuhauser returned to General Electric as a patent lawyer. He worked for the company in New York and Connecticut before settling in the Washington area in the mid-1950s. In 1978, he left General Electric for the law firm of Bernard, Rothwell & Brown.

He was a past president of what is now the American Intellectual Property Law Association and past chairman of the National Council of Patent Law Associations. He also chaired the patent law divisions of the American Bar Association and the District of Columbia Bar.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Mary Virginia Clark Neuhauser of Silver Spring; four children, Charles Neuhauser of Sunnyvale, Calif., Linda Neuhauser of Richmond, Calif., Frank Neuhauser of Berkeley, Calif., and Alan Neuhauser of Silver Spring; and five grandchildren.

Before moving to Silver Spring several years ago, Mr. Neuhauser and his wife lived in Potomac, where they owned more than three acres of land. Mr. Neuhauser took pleasure in gardening. Well into his nineties, he spent hours each day in the yard. He grew a range of flowers, trees and vegetables — but was particularly fond of raising gladioli.


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  • Added: 23 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67308532
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frank Louis Neuhauser (29 Sep 1913–11 Mar 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67308532, citing Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Cemetery Walker (contributor 47037844) .