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Carl Gersuny biography: 13 things about author born in Vienna, Austria

Carl Gersuny was an Austrian-American author who lived in New York City, New York, United States. He was a sociology professor at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Rhode Island, USA.

Gersuny earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology from Columbia University in New York City. He earned his master’s degree and PhD in sociology from Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Aside from teaching, Gersuny also published research in the areas of employment seniority, factory discipline and industrial accidents. Here are 13 more things about him:
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  1. He was born in Vienna, Austria to Otto Gersuny and Lisbeth Stiassny Gersuny.
  2. He was 3 years older than his brother Conrad Gersuny. In October 1938, he, Conrad and their parents emigrated by ship from Austria to New York City with Conrad. They lived in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City.
  3. His paternal grandparents Gottlieb Gersuny and Sophie Gans Gersuny died on November 20, 1924 and on December 21, 1935, respectively.
  4. In 1948, he married Helene Wall Gersuny.
  5. In 1958, Helene gave birth to their daughter Laura Gersuny. Laura is married to Brian Crowley.
  6. In 1964, his father died in New York at the age of 74. In the same year, Helene gave birth to their son Joseph Gersuny.
  7. In July 1970, Oxford University Press published “Service and Servitude in the Sheltered Workshop”, a book he co-wrote with Mark Lefton.
  8. On January 1, 1973, his book “Punishment and Redress in a Modern Factory” was published.
  9. On March 1, 1981, his book “Work Hazards and Industrial Conflict” was published.
  10. In 1986, his mother died in Providence, Rhode Island, USA at the age of 86.
  11. In 2000, he was honored with an award from the Rhode Island Labor History Society.
  12. On January 4, 2007, his brother Conrad died of end-stage lung cancer at Copley Hospital in Morrisville, Morristown, Lamoille County, Vermont, USA.
  13. On August 14, 2013, he died at South County Hospital in Rhode Island. He was 85.
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