Stephen John Katzberg was born in the Upstate of South Carolina. Steve is the fourth generation to be born within three miles of the same spot in Clinton, South Carolina. Through his mother, Steve is a seventh generation South Carolinian. He was trained as an electrical engineer at MIT and later educated in the same subject at the University of Virginia, where he received his PhD. Steve’s interest in the Revolution stems from his ancestor who fought at the Battle of Cowpens.