- January 24, 1980
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Martin Brontenbrenner (Februray 2, 1914 - June 2, 1997) was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and grew up in various cities all over the United States. He joined the Navy after Pearl Harbor and stayed through the war. At the end of the war he was assigned to a Civil Censorship Detachment in Kyushu, Japan, where he scanned Japanese newspapers. Returning to the U.S. after the occupation, Brontenbrenner earned his PhD in economics and went on to be a well-known professor at Duke University, along with other universities. His career focused on economics and Japan, specifically Japan’s economy after the war. He remained a professor at Duke until his death in 1997.