Thursday, June 28, 2012

Michael Sokolski, 1926 - 2012

Regardless of how you feel about the invention for which Mr. Sokolski is primarily known, everyone out there has to admit that he's had a huge impact on all of our lives. Inasmuch as any obituary can relate in a relatively small space (and unfortunately, I speak from experience), it also appears that he had a very eventful life.

Rest in peace, Mr. Sokolski.

"In 1972, Michael moved to Santa Ana and married Joanne W. Mayo on July 2, 1972. That year, he founded Scan-Tron where he served as Executive Vice President of Engineering. As the engineer inventor of the multiple question, #2 pencil tests, Michael Sokolski revolutionized the method in which students, from all over the world, contend with test taking. He held multiple optical mark reading U. S. patents."

The complete obituary from the Orange County Register.

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