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John Forbes Nash, Sr.

Birthplace: Bonham, Fannin County, Texas, United States
Death: Died in Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Alexander Quincy Nash and Martha Nash
Husband of Margaret Nash (Martin)
Father of <private> Nash and John Forbes Nash, Jr., Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, 1994

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About John Forbes Nash, Sr.

John Forbes Nash, Sr., was "proper, painstaking, and very serious, a very conservative man in every respect," according to his daughter Martha Nash Legg.

What saved him from dullness was a sharp, inquiring mind. A Texas native, he came from the rural gentry, teachers and farmers, pious, frugal Puritans and Scottish Baptists who migrated west from New England and the Deep South.

He was born in 1892 on his maternal grandparents' plantation on the banks of the Red River in northern Texas, the youngest of three children of Martha Smith and Alexander Quincy Nash.

He was a veteran of WW1 and had served in France as a lieutenant in the supply services and consequently had not been in actual front lines combat in the war.

He was originally from Texas and had obtained his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Texas Agricultural and Mechanical (Texas A. and M.). 
 Came to Bluefield from Texas to work for the electrical utility company there which was and is the Appalachian Electric Power Company.

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John Forbes Nash, Sr.'s Timeline

February 18, 1892
Bonham, Fannin County, Texas, United States
June 13, 1928
Age 36
Bluefield, Mercer, West Virginia, United States
September 12, 1956
Age 64
Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, United States