William Chomsky
William Chomsky

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Name: William Chomsky
Occupation: Celebrity Family Member
Gender: Male
Birth Day: January 15, 1896
Death Date: Jul 21, 1977 (age 81)
Age: Aged 81
Country: Russia
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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William Chomsky

William Chomsky was born on January 15, 1896 in Russia (81 years old). William Chomsky is a Celebrity Family Member, zodiac sign: Capricorn. Find out William Chomskynet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Brief Info

Father of the renowned author and thinker Noam Chomsky who was also a noted expert in Hebrew.


He studied and authored many books on the Hebrew language.

Does William Chomsky Dead or Alive?

As per our current Database, William Chomsky died on Jul 21, 1977 (age 81).

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Before Fame

He fled Russia to avoid serving in the army, and financed his way through Johns Hopkins University.

Biography Timeline


William Chomsky was born in Kupil, Volhynian Governorate, Russian Empire (in present-day Ukraine) in 1896. After immigrating to the United States in 1913, to avoid serving in the Czarist army, he worked in sweatshops in Baltimore before gaining employment teaching at the city's Hebrew elementary schools, using his money to fund his studies at Johns Hopkins University. After moving to Philadelphia, Chomsky became the superintendent (principal) of the Mikveh Israel religious school from 1923.


From 1924, Chomsky additionally taught at Gratz College, the oldest teacher training college in the United States. He became the faculty president of Gratz in 1932. He became faculty chairman in 1949, retiring from this position in 1969. He was also a professor of Hebrew at Dropsie College from 1955–77.


On August 19, 1927, Chomsky married Elsie Simonofsky (1903–1972), a native of Bobruisk (Babruysk, not far from Minsk in present-day Belarus) who was raised in the United States from 1906. She also taught at Gratz College. The couple had two sons: Noam (born 1928), the linguist and activist, and David Eli (born 1934), a physician. The year after his first wife's death, William Chomsky married Ruth Schendel, by then widowed, who was the mother of one of his elder son's childhood friends.

Family Life

William was married to Elsie Simonofsky from 1927 to 1972.

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