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Fekk Nobelprisen i Fysikk i 1939. Stend mykji om han på Wikipedia. Det kom ut ei bok om han i 1968:An American Genius The life of Ernest Orlando Lawrence Forfattar er Herbert Childs. E. P. Dutton & Inc...

8/28/2011 1/12/2016

Lyman Briggs (1874 - 1963)

Lyman Briggs was a renowned physicist, was director of the National Bureau of Standards during Franklin Roosevelt’s presidency as well as that administration’s first representative to the Manhattan Pro...

6/5/2014 1/8/2016

William L. Langer (1896 - 1977)

William Leonard Langer (March 16, 1896 – December 26, 1977) was the chairman of the history department at Harvard University, He was on leave during World War II as head of the Research and Analysis ...

5/12/2014 3/14/2015

Ivan A. Getting (1912 - 2003)

Ivan Alexander Getting (January 18, 1912 – October 11, 2003) was an American physicist and electrical engineer, credited (along with Roger L. Easton and Bradford Parkinson) with the development of th...

3/13/2015 3/13/2015

Sidney Weinberg MP (1891 - 1969)

Never graduated from Elementary School Very short fought in WWI Good profile at From Wikipedia : Weinberg's background contrasted sharply with that of the traditional Ivy League Wall Streeter...

8/9/2008 1/11/2014

Charles Allen Thomas (1900 - 1982)

Charles Allen Thomas (February 15, 1900 – March 29, 1982) was a noted American chemist and businessman, and an important figure in the Manhattan Project. Biography Thomas was born on a farm in Sc...

1/11/2014 1/11/2014

Frederick Emmons Terman (1900 - 1982)

"Fred"

Frederick Terman 7 June 1900 Died: 19 December 1982 * 1 Early Life and Education * 2 Educational Work at Stanford * 3 World War II Contributions * 4 Founding the Silicon Valley * 5 Affili...

10/10/2009 1/11/2014

William Beverly Murphy (1907 - 1994)

William Beverly Murphy (June 19, 1907 – May 29, 1994) was a U.S. food businessman. He was the president and CEO of Campbell Soup Company between 1953 and 1972. From 1942 to 1945 he was on leave from ...

1/11/2014 1/11/2014

Raymond D. Mindlin (1906 - 1987)

Raymond David Mindlin (New York City, 17 September 1906 to 22 November 1987) was a mechanician who made seminal contributions to many branches of applied mechanics, applied physics, and engineering s...

1/11/2014 1/11/2014

George W. Merck (1894 - 1957)

George Wilhelm Herman Emanuel Merck (March 29, 1894 – November 9, 1957), was the president of Merck & Co. from 1925 to 1950. Early life George W. Merck was born in New York City to George and Fri...

1/11/2014 1/11/2014

Eric Allen Johnston (1896 - 1963)

Eric Allen Johnston (December 21, 1896 – August 22, 1963) was a business owner, president of the United States Chamber of Commerce, a Republican Party activist, president of the Motion Picture Associ...

1/10/2014 1/10/2014

Gaylord Probasco Harnwell CBE (September 29, 1903 - April 18, 1982), was an American educator and physicist, who was president of the University of Pennsylvania from 1953 to 1970. He also held a grea...

1/10/2014 1/10/2014

Captain Granville Conway (1898 - 1969)

Captain Granville Conway (1898–1969) was born in Cambridge, Maryland. Conway distinguished himself in maritime service and served in various positions during the Roosevelt and Truman administrations,...

1/10/2014 1/10/2014

John von Neumann MP (1903 - 1957)

"Jancsi", "Johnny", "נוימן"

Neumann János Wikipedia, Magyar / Hungarian John von Neumann Wikipedia, English John von Neumann was a Hungarian and later American pure and applied mathematician, physicist, inventor, polymath, ...

7/2/2008 1/10/2014

C. Erwin Wilson (1890 - 1961)

"Uncle Erwin", "C. E. Wilson", ""Engine Charlie" Wilson"

Charles Erwin Wilson (July 18, 1890 – September 26, 1961), American businessman and politician, was United States Secretary of Defense from 1953 to 1957 under President Eisenhower. Known as "Engine C...

6/29/2007 1/10/2014

Frederick Moore Vinson (January 22, 1890 – September 8, 1953) served the United States in all three branches of government and was the most prominent member of the Vinson political family. In the leg...

7/11/2009 1/10/2014

Juan Terry Trippe MP (1899 - 1981)

Juan Terry Trippe (June 27, 1899 – April 3, 1981) was an American airline entrepreneur and pioneer, and the founder of Pan American World Airways, one of the world's most prominent airlines of the tw...

1/1/2011 1/10/2014

Albert Hoyt Taylor (1879 - 1961)

Albert Hoyt Taylor (January 1, 1879 in Chicago, IL – December 11, 1961 in Los Angeles, CA.) was an American electrical engineer who made important early contributions to the development of radar. B...

1/10/2014 1/10/2014

Myron C. Taylor MP (1874 - 1959)

Myron Charles Taylor (January 18, 1874 – May 5, 1959) was one of the major figures in American life during the first half of the 20th century. He was probably America's leading industrialist, and lat...

2/6/2012 1/10/2014

) John Wesley Snyder (June 21, 1895 – October 8, 1985) was an American businessman and Secretary of the Treasury for the Truman administration. Biography Snyder was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas on...

1/10/2014 1/10/2014

Samuel Irving Rosenman MP (1896 - 1973)

Samuel Irving Rosenman (1896–1973) was a U.S. lawyer, judge, Democratic political figure, and presidential speechwriter. He was also the first official White House Counsel -- then called Special Coun...

12/30/2008 1/10/2014

Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker MP (1890 - 1973)

"Rickenbacher"

With 26 aerial victories, Eddie Rickenbacker survived the war as America's "Ace of Aces." The former race car driver's 7 awards of the Distinguished Service Cross (an eighth was upgraded to the Medal o...

2/29/2012 1/10/2014

Byron Price (1891 - 1981)

Byron Price (1891–1981) was director of the U.S. Office of Censorship during World War II. Life Price was born near Topeka, Indiana on 25 March 1891. He was a magazine editor at Topeka High Schoo...

1/10/2014 1/10/2014

William D. Pawley (1896–1977) was a U.S. ambassador, a noted businessman and associated with the Flying Tigers American Volunteer Group (AVG) during World War II. More...

3/30/2011 1/10/2014

Linus Carl Pauling (February 28, 1901 – August 19, 1994) was an American chemist, biochemist, peace activist, author and educator. He was one of the most influential chemists in history and ranks among...

7/27/2009 1/10/2014

J. Robert Oppenheimer MP (1904 - 1967)

"Doctor Atomic", "Father of the Atomic Bomb"

Julius Robert Oppenheimer [see note] was an American theoretical physicist and professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. Oppenheimer was the wartime head of the Los Alamos Laborat...

2/18/2009 1/10/2014

Philip M. Morse (1903 - 1985)

Philip McCord Morse (August 6, 1903 – 5 September 1985), was an American physicist, administrator and pioneer of operations research (OR) in World War II. He is considered to be the father of operati...

1/24/2010 1/10/2014

Information about Henry Morgenthau, Jr. from Wikipedia Henry Morgenthau, Jr. ( /ˈmɔrɡənθɔː/; May 11, 1891 – February 6, 1967) was the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury during the administration of Frank...

11/2/2008 1/10/2014

Clark Blanchard Millikan (1903 - 1966)

Clark Blanchard Millikan (August 23, 1903- January 2, 1966) was a distinguished professor of aeronautics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and a founding member of the National Aca...

2/17/2012 1/10/2014

Alfred Lee Loomis (1887 - 1975)

Alfred Lee Loomis (November 4, 1887 – August 11, 1975) was an American attorney, investment banker, philanthropist, scientist/physicist, pioneer in military radar usages, inventor of the LORAN or Lon...

6/11/2009 1/9/2014

Paul Vories McNutt MP (1891 - 1955)

Paul Vories McNutt (July 19, 1891 - March 24, 1955) was an American politician who served as the 34th Governor of Indiana during the Great Depression, high commissioner to the Philippines, administrato...

2/13/2012 1/9/2014

William Franklin "Frank" Knox (January 1, 1874 – April 28, 1944) was an American newspaper editor and publisher. He was also the Republican vice presidential candidate in 1936, and Secretary of the N...

6/9/2011 1/9/2014

Al Jolson MP (1886 - 1950)

"Al Jolson"

Al Jolson (born Asa Yoelson) was an American singer, comedian and actor. In his heyday, he was dubbed "The World's Greatest Entertainer". He was born in the Kovno Governorate, Russian Empire (now Lit...

2/28/2007 1/9/2014

Frederick Vinton Hunt (1905 - 1972)

Frederick Vinton Hunt (February 15, 1905 – Buffalo, New York, April 21, 1972) was an inventor, a scientist and a professor at Harvard University who worked in the field of acoustic engineering. He ...

1/9/2014 1/9/2014

Jerome Clarke Hunsaker (1886 - 1984)

Jerome Clarke Hunsaker (August 26, 1886 – September 10, 1984) was an American airman born in Creston, Iowa, and educated at the Naval Academy and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Life H...

12/18/2013 1/9/2014

Cordell Hull (October 2, 1871 – July 23, 1955) was an American politician from the U.S. state of Tennessee. He is best-known as the longest-serving Secretary of State, holding the position for 11 yea...

1/1/2009 1/9/2014

Bob Hope MP (1903 - 2003)

Immigration story: English-born actor and Oscar winner Leslie Townes “Bob” Hope (29 may 1903 – 27 July 2003) was the son of English stonemason William Henry Hope and Welsh light opera singer Avis née...

3/25/2009 1/9/2014

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—predecess...

7/22/2009 1/9/2014

W. Averell Harriman MP (1891 - 1986)

"Averell"

William Averell Harriman (November 15, 1891 – July 26, 1986) was an American Democratic Party politician, businessman, and diplomat. He was the son of railroad baron E. H. Harriman. He served as Secret...

6/4/2009 1/9/2014

Leroy Randle "Roy" Grumman (4 January 1895 - 4 October 1982) was an American aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and industrialist. Having been told of the U.S. Navy's desire for retractable landing...

6/24/2011 1/9/2014

John C. Garand (1888 - 1974)

John Cantius Garand (/ˈɡærənd/; January 1, 1888 – February 16, 1974) was a Canadian-American designer of firearms best known for creating the first successful semi-automatic rifle to be widely used...

1/9/2014 1/9/2014

Jack Frye (1904 - 1959)

Aviation pioneer Jack Frye, who with Paul E. Richter and Walter A. Hamilton, built TWA into a world class airline during his tenure as chairman from 1934-1947. He was born on March 18, 1904 in Sweetw...

6/20/2012 1/9/2014

William Frederick Friedman (September 24, 1891 – November 12, 1969) was a US Army cryptographer who ran the research division of the Army's Signals Intelligence Service (SIS) in the 1930s, and parts ...

9/4/2007 1/9/2014

Enrico Fermi MP (1901 - 1954)

Enrico Fermi (29 September 1901 – 28 November 1954) is widely regarded as one of the leading scientists of the 20th century, highly accomplished in both theory and experiment. Fermi an Italian physicis...

7/17/2008 1/9/2014

William F. Durand (1859 - 1958)

William F. Durand (March 5, 1859 – August 9, 1958) was a United States naval officer and pioneer mechanical engineer. He contributed significantly to the development of aircraft propellers. He was th...

12/18/2013 1/9/2014

John Ray Dunning (1907 - 1975)

John Ray Dunning (September 24, 1907 in Shelby, Nebraska - August 25, 1975 in Key Biscayne, Florida) was an American physicist who played key roles in the development of the atomic bomb. He specializ...

12/12/2009 1/9/2014

James Bryant Conant MP (1893 - 1978)

James Bryant Conant (March 26, 1893 – February 11, 1978) was a chemist, educational administrator, and government official. As the President of Harvard University he reformed it as a research institu...

2/11/2009 1/9/2014

. Gonzalo Edward "Ned" Buxton Jr. (May 13, 1880 – March 15, 1949) was a Colonel in the American Expeditionary Force in World War I and the commanding officer of Sergeant Alvin C. York. In later life ...

1/9/2014 1/9/2014

Vannevar Bush, Ph.D. 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, his political role in the developme...

6/20/2011 1/9/2014

Irving Berlin MP (1888 - 1989)

"Irving", "Isadore", "Izzy", "Berlin"

Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989) was an American composer and lyricist of Jewish heritage, widely considered one of the greatest American songwriters in history. His first hit song, ...

8/6/2008 1/9/2014

Chester Irving Barnard (1886 - 1961)

Chester Irving Barnard (November 7, 1886 – June 7, 1961) was an American business executive, public administrator, and the author of pioneering work in management theory and organizational studies. H...

1/9/2014 1/9/2014

James G. Baker (1914 - 2005)

James Gilbert Baker (November 11, 1914 – June 29, 2005) was an American astronomer and designer of optics systems. Biography He was born in Louisville, Kentucky to Jesse B. Baker and Hattie M. ...

3/13/2008 1/9/2014

Leason Heberling Adams (1887 - 1969)

Leason Heberling Adams (January 16, 1887 – August 20, 1969) was an American geophysicist and researcher. His principal achievement was his research on the properties of materials exposed to very high...

1/9/2014 1/9/2014

Dean Parker Acheson was an American statesman and lawyer. As United States Secretary of State in the administration of President Harry S. Truman from 1949 to 1953, he played a central role in defining ...

3/6/2009 1/9/2014

Sir William Samuel Stephenson, KBE, CC, MC, DFC (23 January 1897 – 31 January 1989) was a Canadian soldier, airman, businessman, inventor, spymaster, and the senior representative of British intellig...

1/9/2014 1/9/2014