Saul Rosenbaum

Saul Rosenbaum
Death date
2021/02/05
Associated organizations
Leviton Manufacturing Company

Biography

Saul Rosenbaum was born to Abraham and Rose (Erlichman) Rosenbaum in New York, and grew up in East New York. Rosenbaum was class president and was a member of the honor society at East New York Vocational High School in Brooklyn, and enlisted in the United States Navy for electronics training. He was stationed in Texas, maintaining radar equipment. After leaving the military, he started a television repair business with a friend Harold Kriegsfeld, and accepted a position at Leviton Manufacturing Company, moving from bench technician to Vice President of Research during his tenure there.

Rosenbaum held more than 40 patents, including the Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI), and in areas of home automation, such as dimmer switches, and remote control systems.

Rosenbaum chaired the Home Automation Association System Board of Directors of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and was recognized for his years of service to the National Electrical Code (NEC) and the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA). He was a Life Associate Member of the IEEE, joining the IRE in 1961.

Rosenbaum passed away at age 91, on February 5, 2021, the month of his birth.