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Arnold Orville Beckman (1900 - 2004)

Arnold Orville Beckman (April 10, 1900 – May 18, 2004) was an American chemist, inventor, investor, and philanthropist. While a professor at California Institute of Technology, he founded Beck...

8/2/2015 8/2/2015

Russell E. Train (1920 - 2012)

Russell Errol Train (June 4, 1920 - September 17, 2012) was the second Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), from September 1973 to January 1977, and the Founder Chairman Emerit...

5/15/2015 5/15/2015

David Eli Lilienthal MP (1899 - 1981)

David Eli Lilienthal (July 8, 1899 – January 15, 1981) was an American attorney and public administrator, best known for leading the Tennessee Valley Authority and later the Atomic Energy Comm...

5/22/2011 4/14/2015

Victor "Viki" Frederick Weisskopf, Ph.D. MP (1908 - 2002)

"Friedrich Viktor"

Victor Frederick "Viki" Weisskopf (September 19, 1908 – April 22, 2002) was an Austrian-born American theoretical physicist. He did postdoctoral work with Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrödi...

1/25/2011 4/12/2015

Gilbert F. White (1911 - 2006)

Gilbert Fowler White (November 26, 1911 – October 5, 2006) was a prominent American geographer, sometimes termed the "father of floodplain management" and the "leading environmental geographer...

8/16/2014 8/16/2014

George Washington Goethals (/ˈɡoʊθəlz/ goh-thəlz; June 29, 1858 – January 21, 1928) was a United States Army officer and civil engineer, best known ...

8/4/2014 8/4/2014

George W. Thorn, M.D. (1906 - 2004)

George W. Thorn (January 15, 1906 - June 26, 2004) was an American physician whose contributions lead to new treatments of kidney diseases and adrenal gland disorders, most notably Addison's diseas...

10/13/2012 10/13/2012

Carl Sagan MP (1934 - 1996)

Carl Edward Sagan (November 9, 1934 – December 20, 1996) was an American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator in the space and na...

5/23/2011 10/13/2012

David Packard MP (1912 - 1996)

David Packard (September 7, 1912 – March 26, 1996) was a co-founder of Hewlett-Packard (1939), serving as president (1947–1964), CEO (1964–1968), and Chairman of the Board (1964&...

6/25/2011 10/13/2012

Mina Spiegel Rees (1902 - 1997)

Mina Spiegel Rees (2 August 1902 - 25 October 1997) was an American mathematician. She was the first female President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1971) and head of t...

10/13/2012 10/13/2012

Leona Baumgartner, M.D. (1902 - 1991)

Leona Baumgartner (August 18, 1902 – January 15, 1991) was an American physician. She was the first woman to serve as Commissioner of New York City’s Department of Health (1954–1...

10/13/2012 10/13/2012

Joseph Lister Hill (December 29, 1894 – December 21, 1984) was an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he represented Alabama in the U.S. Congress for more than forty-five ye...

10/8/2012 10/12/2012

John William Gardner, (October 8, 1912–February 16, 2002) was Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under President Lyndon Johnson. During World War II he served in the United States Mar...

3/14/2012 10/12/2012

Detlev Wulf Bronk (1897 - 1975)

Detlev Wulf Bronk (August 13, 1897 – November 17, 1975) was President of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland from 1949 to 1953 and President of the National Academy of Sciences fro...

10/12/2012 10/12/2012

Alan T. Waterman (1892 - 1967)

Alan Tower Waterman (June 4, 1892 – November 30, 1967) was an American physicist. Born in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, he grew up in Northampton, Massachusetts. His father was a professor...

10/12/2012 10/12/2012

General James "Jimmy" Doolittle MP (1896 - 1993)

"Jimmy"

Medal of Honor Recipient Retired Air Force General James Harold Doolittle December 14, 1896 Alameda, California. USA – September 27, 1993 Pebble Beach, California USA, (aged 96) AKO Jimmy. Burie...

5/20/2009 10/12/2012

Dr. James Rhyne Killian, Jr. (1904 - 1988)

"James Rhyne Killian", "Jr."

Dr. James Rhyne Killian, Jr. (July 24, 1904 – January 29, 1988) was the 10th president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from 1948 until 1959. Early life Killian received...

10/12/2012 10/12/2012

Karl Taylor Compton (1887 - 1954)

Karl Taylor Compton (September 14, 1887 – June 22, 1954) was a prominent American physicist and president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 1930 to 1948. The early ye...

5/13/2009 10/12/2012

Vannevar Bush MP (1890 - 1974)

Vannevar Bush ( /væˈniːvɑr/ van-nee-var; March 11, 1890 – June 28, 1974) was an American engineer and science administrator known for his work on analog computing, ...

6/20/2011 10/12/2012

John D. Rockefeller, Jr. MP (1874 - 1960)

. John Davison Rockefeller, Jr. (January 29, 1874 – May 11, 1960) was a major philanthropist and a pivotal member of the prominent Rockefeller family. He was the sole son among the five childr...

2/7/2008 10/12/2012

John Edgar Hoover (January 1, 1895 – May 2, 1972) was the first director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States. Appointed director of the Bureau of Investigation&#x...

7/2/2011 10/12/2012

Hugh Smith Cumming (17 August 1869 – 20 December 1948) was an American physician, and soldier. He was appointed the fifth Surgeon General of the United States from 1920 to 1936. Early life...

10/12/2012 10/12/2012

David Grandison Fairchild MP (1869 - 1954)

David Grandison Fairchild (April 7, 1869 - August 6, 1954) was an American botanist and plant explorer. Fairchild was responsible for the introduction of more than 200,000 exotic plants and varieties...

4/11/2010 10/12/2012

William Hallock Park (1863 - 1939)

William Hallock Park (December 30, 1863 – April 6, 1939) was an American bacteriologist and Laboratory Director, New York City Board of Health, Division of Pathology, Bacteriology, and Disinfe...

10/12/2012 10/12/2012

Wickliffe Rose, Ph.D. (1862 - 1931)

Wickliffe Rose was born in the United States in 1862, the son of a wandering preacher and teacher. Rose began his career as a college teacher, then became an educational promoter and planner. After the...

10/12/2012 10/12/2012

Stephen Tyng Mather (1867 - 1930)

Stephen Tyng Mather (July 4, 1867 – January 22, 1930) was an American industrialist and conservationist who as president and owner of Thorkildsen-Mather Borax Company became a millionaire. Wit...

10/12/2012 10/12/2012

Charles V. Chapin (1856 - 1941)

Dr. Charles V. (Charles Value) Chapin, 1856-1941, was an internationally renowned pioneer in the field of public health and epidemiology, and served as Providence's superintendent of health from 1884 t...

10/12/2012 10/12/2012

Charles Wardell Stiles (May 15, 1867 – January 24, 1941) was an American parasitologist born in Spring Valley, New York. Biography He studied at Wesleyan University in Connecticut (188...

12/14/2010 10/12/2012

Herbert C. Hoover, 31st President of the USA MP (1874 - 1964)

"Herbert /HOOVER/", "/Bert/"

Herbert was the 31st President of the United States. Son of a Quaker blacksmith, Herbert Clark Hoover brought to the Presidency an unparalleled reputation for public service as an engineer, adminis...

2/13/2007 10/12/2012

Cleveland Abbe MP (1838 - 1916)

Cleveland Abbe (December 3, 1838 – October 28, 1916) was an American meteorologist and advocate of time zones. While director of the Cincinnati Observatory in Cincinnati, Ohio, he developed a ...

10/12/2012 10/12/2012

William Crawford Gorgas KCMG (October 3, 1854 – July 3, 1920) was a United States physician and 22nd Surgeon General of the U.S. Army (1914-18). He is best known for his work in abating the tr...

11/24/2007 10/12/2012

Brigadier General Frederick Fuller Russell (1870, Auburn, New York, USA – December 29, 1960) was a U.S. Army physician who developed a typhoid vaccine in 1909. In 1911, a typhoid vaccination p...

10/12/2012 10/12/2012