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Martyl Langsdorf, artist who designed Doomsday Clock, dies at 96

Resident of historic Schaumburg home designed the Doomsday Clock

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Martyl Langsdorf sits in the Robert Paul Schweikher-designed home in Schaumburg in 2006.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

The Robert Paul Schweikher-designed home has been owned by the village of Schaumburg since 1999.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

The cover of the June 1947 Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists designed by Martyl Langsdorf features the first visual depiction of the Doomsday Clock.

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Martyl Langsdorf, longtime resident of Schaumburg's historic Schweikher House and the professional artist who first depicted the nuclear Doomsday Clock, died Tuesday at the age of 96. Her late husband, Alexander Langsdorf Jr., was a physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project that developed the first atomic bomb, but later he came to regret its use.
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    • Martyl Langsdorf sits in the Robert Paul Schweikher-designed home in Schaumburg in 2006.
    • The Robert Paul Schweikher-designed home has been owned by the village of Schaumburg since 1999.
    • The cover of the June 1947 Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists designed by Martyl Langsdorf features the first visual depiction of the Doomsday Clock.
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