Samson Lvovich Razumovsky
(1887 – 1962)
Due to the quota for Jews to be admitted to secondary schools and universities placed in 1887, Samson had to study at home and pass exams in the Elisavetgrad gymnasium as an ‘extern’ pupil. Thanks to self-gained brilliant knowledge in all subjects he managed to enter and graduate from Kiev Polytechnical University. In St. Petersburg and later Leningrad Samson Razumovsky worked as an engineer in scheming and maintaining the system of water supply. After the Second World War he led the project on designing a new advanced water carriage system for the city.