Louis Cleage in Physics Class – 1931

Louis Cleage is at the front right desk on the far right. From the Northwestern High School Yearbook for 1931.
Description of the above photo in the yearbook.

In 1931 my uncle Louis J. Cleage was a senior at Northwestern High School in Detroit, Michigan. He was the second of the seven children of Dr. Albert B. and Pearl (Reed) Cleage. He graduated cum laud and went on to become a family doctor in his father’s practice. Years later he became a ham radio operator.

My uncle Louis Cleage with his ham radio. I can still hear him giving his handle – W8A(ble)F(ox)M(ary).

You can read more about Louis in this post and there are links there to even more posts! L – Louis Cleage

Woodworking Class, Rastrick Grammar School, 1950 (Sepia Saturday 613) Click photo for more Sepia Saturday Posts.

11 thoughts on “Louis Cleage in Physics Class – 1931

  1. That’s a perfect match for our Sepia theme! My dad was in high school a decade later that Louis, but he also developed a lifelong interest in radio from his science classes. Initially when he joined the army he was in the Signal Corps which was all about military radio communication, but I think he recognized he didn’t have the advanced science and math skills, so he transferred to the Transportation Corps. This gave him a better career using his talent for logistics organization, but many years later after retirement, he was still trying to learn Morse code and working on old radios.

  2. I saw my Grandma in your pics. Her name was Velma Payne she was married to George Payne. I saw their wedding pic on here!

  3. A great match to the prompt! I had a friend whose Dad was a ham radio operator. We used to listen to him sometimes. Fun times.

  4. Much the same as the high school physics class where I was the only girl. I don’t know who ended up being my lab partner, but the boys soon stopped giggling when they saw I was a serious student. Never learned Morse code worth a hoot either! But I was very attuned to the pop music on my radio!

    1. I noticed the lack of girls in the class. I don’t know if girls took physics in the 1960s in my high school. I know that I didn’t. I probably should have taken it instead of chemistry. If I could have.

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