Anger, Frank

1964 US Olympic Team, won 3 gold medals in the Pan American Games including the 1963 Pan Am Games Epee Champion

Dr. Frank Anger, an outstanding national leader in the field of software engineering at the National Science Foundation, died in a tragic automobile accident on July 8, 2004.

Born and raised in suburban Chicago, he attended Glenbard High School in Glen Ellyn. He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in mathematics from Princeton University. He then studied in Germany for a year as a Fulbright Scholar before earning his doctorate in mathematics at Cornell. A world-class fencer, Frank captained the Cornell team, was a two-time All-American in epee and NCAA Fencer of the Year in 1961, competed on two Pan-American teams (both times the US captured the gold medal), and was on the U.S. Olympic team in 1964 in the individual and team events. A man of ultimate sportsmanship, he was known to acknowledge touches in foil competitions even after the official had given him the touch, insisting that his opponent had earned the point.

After earning his doctorate in mathematics at Cornell, Frank taught at the University of Puerto Rico, during which time he married Rita Rodriguez.

Frank has served as a faculty member in the departments of mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Kansas, the University of Auckland in New Zealand, and the University of Puerto Rico. 

Frank and Rita moved to Florida, where Frank served as a professor of computer science at the Florida Institute of Technology. Frank earned a second PhD, this time in computer science, at the university of Florida, and later served on the computer science faculty at the University of West Florida. In 1995, Frank joined the National Science Foundation in Washington.

At NSF, Frank directed the Software Engineering and Languages (SEL) Program for 5 years and played a key role in the Information Technology Research

(ITR) Program. He co-chaired the Software Design and Productivity inter-agency committee. He advocated for a higher standard of scientific discipline in software-engineering research, including emphasis on credible empirical research and practical use of formal methods and of fundamental models of software processes and products. He served as Deputy Division Director of the Computer-Communications Research Division of NSF's CISE Directorate. One of Frank's primary goals was supporting the crossover of ideas among research communities engaged in software research and development. As an outstanding scientist and recognized national leader in computer science, he worked toward this goal until his untimely death in 2004.

In the spirit of his work and his legacy, the Executive Committees of SIGBED and SIGSOFT propose the establishment of a student travel award in the name of Dr. Frank Anger. The travel award will provide a stipend for two students, one named by each SIG, to attend the flagship conference of the other SIG. The intention of the proposed award is to improve the mutual awareness of the two research communities to the opportunities and challenges emerging in complementary research areas.






 

Men's Epee World Champions

Gold Medalist
2006, Graham Wicas, CME

Silver Medalist
2007, Graham Wicas, JME

Bronze Medalists
1975, Tim Glass, JME
1999, Seth Kelsey, Soren Thompson, Jan Viviani, JMET
2002, Benjamin Bratton, CME
2006, Benjamin Ungar, JME

Men's Epee Record Holders

8 Titles
Leo George Nunes 1917, 1922, out 1921, 1924, out 1925, 1926, 1928, 1932

6 Titles
Gustave Marinius Heiss out 1932, 1933, 1934, 1936, out 1940, 1941

5 Titles
Jose Raoul deCapriles 1935 (out), out 1937, 1938, out 1941, 1951
Paul Karoly Pesthy 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1983

4 Titles
Miguel Angel deCapriles 1931, 1936(out), 1938 (out), 1944
Robert Ernest Stull 1989, 1990, 1992, 1995
Vincent Hayden Bradford 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986

3 Titles
Graeme Monroe Hammond 1889, 1891, 1893
Charles George Bothner 1895, 1897, 1904
Charles Tatham 1901, 1902, 1903
William Hamilton Russell 1916, 1919, 1925
Frank Stahl Righeimer, Jr. 1929, 1929 (out), 1933 (out)
Norman Lewis 1948, 1949, 1950
Lee Shelley 1981, 1982, 1986
Jon Normile 1988, 1991, 1997

2 Titles
Albertson Van Zo Post 1896, 1912
W. D. Lyon 1900, 1907
A. De La Poer 1909, 1910
George Charles Calnan 1923, 1931 (out)
Thomas J. Sands 1935, 1937
Abe Cohen 1955, 1956
Richard Norman Berry 1957, 1958
Joseph Elliott 1965, 1970
James Laurence Melcher 1971, 1972
Edward Scott Bozek 1973, 1975
Leonid Dervbinsky 1977, 1980
Timothy Carrigan Glass 1979, 1987
Ben Atkins 1993, 1996
Tamir Bloom 1998, l999

1 Titles
Eugene Higgins 1888
Alexander Greger 1890
Bernard Francis O?onnor 1892
Rudolph O. Haubold 1894
Manuel De Diaz 1899
William Scott O'Connor 1905
William Grebe 1906
Paul Benzenberg 1908
George Horace Breed 1911
Alfred Ernest Sauer 1913
Dr. Frederick W. Allen 1914
John A. MacLaughlin 1915
Raymond W. Dutcher 1920
John William Dimond out 1920
Chauncey Ryder McPherson 1921
Albert Strauss out 1922
Curtis C. Shears out 1923
Henry Breckinridge out 1924
Alfred Percy Walker, Jr. out 1926
Harold Van Buskirk 1927
Pieter Mijer out 1927
Frank Goodfellow out 1928
Marcel Pasche 1930
R. E. Futch out 1930
D. Dexter out 1934
Loyal Tingley 1939
Tracy Jaeckel out 1939
Fred Siebert 1940
Henrique Santos 1942
Robert Driscoll 1943
Max Gilman 1945
Albert Wolff 1946
James Strauch 1947
Abelardo Menendez 1952
Donald Thompson 1953
Sewall Shurtz 1954
Henry Kolowrat 1959
David Micahnik 1960
Dr. Robert Lee Beck 1961
Gilbert Eisner 1962
Lawrence Joseph Anastasi 1963
Stephen Jeffrey Netburn 1969
Daniel James Cantillon 1974
George Gabriel Masin 1976
Paul Soter 1984
Robert Gabriel Marx 1985
Sean McClain 1994
Xandy Brown 1988
Terry Lewis 1995
Chris O'Loughlin 2000

*"out" refers to United States Outdoor
National Foil competitions, held twice
in AFLA/USFA history.

Men's Epee Olympians

Men's Team Epee

1932 George Calnan, Bronze
1932 Gustave Heiss, Bronze
1932 Frank Righeimer, Bronze
1932 Tracy Jaeckel, Bronze
1932 Curtis Shears, Bronze
1932 Miguel de Capriles, Bronze

Best Non-Medaling Olympic Performances

4th Place ME 1956
Richard Warden Pew

5th place MET 1924
Henry Cabell Breckinridge, George Horace Breed, George Charles Calnan, Arthur St. Clair Lyon, Allen B. Milner, Leon Shore, Donald Waldhaus

5th Place MET 1928
Arthur St. Clair Lyon, George Charles Calnan, Allen B. Milner, Harold Marvin Rayner, Henry Cabell Breckinridge, Edward W. Barnett

5th Place MET 1936
Frank Stahl Righeimer, Jr., Thomas Jahn Sands, Tracy Jaeckel, Gustave Marinius Heiss, Miguel Angel deCapriles, Andrew Boyd

6th Place MET 1920
Henry Cabell Breckinridge, Raymond W. Dutcher, Arthur St. Clair Lyon, Harold Marvin Rayner, William Hamilton Russell, Robert Sears

6th Place MET 2004
Cody Mattern, Seth Kelsey, Soren Thompson

7th Place ME 1932
George Charles Calnan

7th Place ME 2004
Soren Thompson

8th Place MET 1996
Michael Marx, Jim Carpenter, Tamir Bloom

 

US National Men's Epee Champions

1888-2007

Eugene Higgins 1888
Graeme Monroe Hammond 1889
Alexander Greger 1890
Graeme Monroe Hammond 1891
Bernard Francis O'Connor 1892
Graeme Monroe Hammond 1893
Rudolph O. Haubold 1894
Charles George Bothner 1895
Albertson Van Zo Post 1896
Charles George Bothner 1897
WAR - NO CONTEST HELD 1898
Manuel De Diaz 1899
W. D. Lyon 1900
Charles Tatham 1901
Charles Tatham 1902
Charles Tatham 1903
Charles George Bothner 1904
William Scott O'Connor 1905
William Grebe 1906
W. D. Lyon 1907
Paul Benzenberg 1908
A. W. De La Poer 1909
A. W. De La Poer 1910
George Horace Breed 1911
Albertson Van Zo Post 1912
Alfred Ernest Sauer 1913
Dr. Frederick W. Allen 1914
John A. MacLaughlin 1915
William Hamilton Russell 1916
Leo George Nunes 1917
WAR NO CONTEST HELD 1918
William Hamilton Russell 1919
Raymond W. Dutcher 1920
John William Dimond out 1920
Chauncey Ryder McPherson 1921
Leo George Nunes out 1921
Leo George Nunes 1922
Albert Strauss out 1922
Lt. George C. Calnan 1923
Curtis C. Shears out 1923
Leo George Nunes 1924
Henry Breckinridge out 1924
William Hamilton Russell 1925
Leo George Nunes out 1925
Leo George Nunes 1926
Alfred Percy Walker, Jr. out 1926
Harold Van Buskirk 1927
Pieter Mijer out 1927
Leo George Nunes 1928
Frank Goodfellow out 1928
Frank Stahl Righeimer III 1929
Frank Stahl Righeimer III out 1929
Marcel Pasche 1930
R. E. Futch out 1930
Miguel Angel deCapriles 1931
Futch out 1931
Leo George Nunes 1932
Gustave Marinius Heiss out 1932
Gustave Marinius Heiss 1933
Frank Stahl Righeimer III out 1933
Gustave Marinius Heiss 1934
Douglas Dexter out 1934
Thomas J. Sands 1935
Jose Raoul deCapriles out 1935
Gustave Marinius Heiss 1936
Miguel Angel deCapriles out 1936
Thomas J. Sands 1937
Jose Raoul deCapriles out 1937
Jose Raoul deCapriles 1938
Miguel Angel deCapriles out 1938
Loyal Tingley 1939
Tracy Jaeckel out 1939
Fred Siebert 1940
Gustave Marinius Heiss out 1940
Gustave Marinius Heiss 1941
Jose Raoul deCapriles out 1941
Henrique Santos 1942
Robert Driscoll 1943
Miguel Angel deCapriles 1944
Max Gilman 1945
Albert Wolff 1946
James Strauch 1947
Norman Lewis 1948
Norman Lewis 1949
Norman Lewis 1950
Jose Raoul deCapriles 1951
Abelardo Menendez 1952
Donald Thompson 1953
Sewall Shurtz 1954
Abram Cohen 1955
Abram Cohen 1956
Richard Berry 1957
Richard Berry 1958
Henry Kolowrat 1959
David Micahnik 1960
Dr. Robert Lee Beck 1961
Gilbert Eisner 1962
Lawrence Joseph Anastasi 1963
Paul Karoly Pesthy 1964
Joseph Elliott 1965
Paul Karoly Pesthy 1966
Paul Karoly Pesthy 1967
Paul Karoly Pesthy 1968
Stephen Jeffrey Netburn 1969
Joseph Elliott 1970
James Laurence Melcher 1971
James Laurence Melcher 1972
Edward Scott Bozek 1973
Daniel James Cantillon 1974
Edward Scott Bozek 1975
George Gabriel Masin 1976
Leonid Dervbinsky 1977
Brooke Adrian Makler 1978
Timothy Carrigan Glass 1979
Leonid Dervbinsky 1980
Charles Lee Shelley 1981
Charles Lee Shelley 1982
Paul Karoly Pesthy 1983
Paul Soter 1984
Robert Gabriel Marx 1985
Charles Lee Shelley 1986
Timothy Carrigan Glass 1987
Jon Normile 1988
Robert Ernest Stull 1989
Robert Ernest Stull 1990
Jon Normile 1991
Robert Ernest Stull 1992
Ben Atkins 1993
Sean McClain 1994
Robert Ernest Stull 1995
Ben Atkins 1996
Jon Normile 1997
Tamir Bloom 1998
Tamir Bloom 1999
Chris O'Loughlin 2000
Eric J. Hansen 2001
Weston S. Kelsey 2002
John A. Moreau 2003
Cody M. Mattern 2004
Benjamin J. Solomon 2005
Weston S. Kelsey 2006
Cody M. Mattern 2007

 

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