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Hudson Institute Mourns the Loss of Former Scholar Frank Armbruster

Hudson Institute

Hudson Institute mourns the loss of former scholar Frank Armbruster, who died on March 24th. Mr. Armbruster, who was 88, was one of the earliest people hired at Hudson, and he played a key role in shaping the Institute in its early days.  

Frank Armbruster served in World War II as a member of the 10th Armored Division in France and Germany and joined Hudson after a career in Air Force intelligence in Washington, and serving as operations analyst for the Boeing Company and ITT Corporation. Frank worked at Hudson for twenty-five years, retiring as Director of Interdisciplinary Studies in October, 1987. Frank possessed a striking breadth of knowledge: the books he either authored or co-authored included topics as diverse as U.S. strategy in Vietnam, primary and secondary education, and acid precipitation.

“We at Hudson extend our condolences to Frank’s wife, Irene Armbruster, and their children,” said Hudson President and CEO Kenneth Weinstein. “Frank possessed a striking breadth of knowledge: the books he either authored or co-authored included topics as diverse as U.S. strategy in Vietnam, primary and secondary education, and acid precipitation. His contributions were far-reaching and we are proud to continue his legacy today.”