Carl Schleicher

Carl Schleicher, 66, died on 25 November 1999 In Silver Spring, Maryland. Born in Reading, PA, he went to high school, then Drexel University before going to the Naval Academy and graduating with honors in 1956.


Nick served in naval intelligence for ten years during the Cold War, notably in Germany and Turkey, attaining the rank of lieutenant commander, with his work generally classified. Nick studied at the University of Cologne on a Fullbright scholarship, earning a master’s degree in 1962. He also did graduate study at the University of Lund and the University of Bonn, and later earned a doctorate. He spoke six languages, serving as an interpreter for President Eisenhower, Robert F. Kennedy, and others.


Nick became an entrepreneurial scientist, co-founder of the Center for Preventive Therapy and Rehabilitation and founding president of the Mankind Research Foundation, both, in Nick’s words, “frontier of science research” companies. One favorite project employed ultraviolet blood irradiation to treat viral and bacterial infections. He wrote many scientific papers and taught at American University and the University of Maryland.


He is survived by his mother, Mary Schleicher, and sister, Cheryl Ann Schleicher, both of Boonton, NJ, and a brother, John E. Schleicher Sr., of Denville, NJ. Nick was close to his large family, especially his sister Sherry who donated a kidney that extended his life by years, and to his nieces and nephews. All remember him as fun, social, and an accomplished dancer, always in demand.