Golovin, Nicholas E. (Nicholas Erasmus), 1912-1969

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Dates:
Birth 1912
Death 1969

Biographical notes:

Physicist, government official, and presidential adviser for aviation and space science.

From the description of Papers, 1943-1970 (bulk 1958-1969). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 28495297

Physicist, government official, and presidential advisor for aviation and space science.

From the description of Papers of Nicholas E. Golovin, 1943-1970 (bulk 1958-1969). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80859194

Biographical Note

  • 1912, Mar. 1: Born, Odessa, Russia
  • 1923: Immigrated to the United States
  • 1932: Married Sophia Walsh (divorced 1946)
  • 1933 - 1936 : A.B. in mathematics and M.A. in mathematical physics, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
  • 1934 - 1942 : Research statistician and administrator, R. H. Macy & Co., New York, N.Y.
  • 1943 - 1944 : Chief, Production and Requirements Analysis Section, Tools Division, United States War Production Board, Washington, D.C
  • 1944 - 1946 : Lieutenant, United States Naval Reserve
  • 1945 - 1947 : Associate superintendent, Electricity Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.
  • 1948 .: Chief of the management planning staff, Naval Ordnance Test Station, Inyokern, Calif
  • 1949 - 1958 : Successive appointments as executive assistant to the director, assistant director of administration, and associate director of planning, National Bureau of Standards, Washington, D.C.
  • 1951, May 26: Married Lillian M. Wessels (date of divorce unknown)
  • 1955: Ph.D. in theoretical physics, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
  • 1956: Graduated, nuclear reactor engineering course at Oak Ridge School of Reactor Technology, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
  • 1958: Chief scientist, White Sands Missile Range, White Sands, N.Mex.
  • 1958 - 1969 : Associate member, Creative Science Program, New York University, New York, N.Y.; contributed to publication edited by program director Myron A. Coler, Essays on Creativity in the Sciences (New York: New York University Press, 1963. 235 pp.)
  • 1959: Director, Technical Operations Division, Advanced Research Projects Agency, Department of Defense, Washington, D.C.
  • 1960: Deputy associate of administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, D.C. Vice president and general manager, Rabinow Engineering Co., Takoma Park, Md.
  • 1961 - 1962 : Director, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Department of Defense Large Launch Vehicle Planning Group, Washington, D.C.
  • 1962 - 1968 : Technical adviser, Office of the Special Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Washington, D.C.
  • 1966: Married Anne Castrodale
  • 1968 - 1969 : Research associate, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C., and the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1969, Apr. 27: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Nicholas E. Golovin Papers, 1943-1970, (bulk 1958-1969), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Aeronautics
  • Launch vehicles (Astronautics)
  • Space sciences
  • Separation of powers--United States
  • Social sciences and state--United States
  • Science and state--United States
  • Technology and state
  • Science and state
  • Supersonic transport planes
  • Science--Study and teaching
  • Social sciences and state
  • Space vehicles
  • Separation of powers
  • Universities and colleges
  • Manned space flight
  • Program budgeting
  • Aeronautics--Noise
  • Technology and state--United States
  • Astronautics--Congresses and conventions
  • Space vehicles--Propulsion systems
  • Astronautics and state

Occupations:

  • Physicists
  • Public officials
  • Physicists--United States
  • Public officers
  • Scientists in government--United States
  • Government consultants--United States

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • New York (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • White Sands Missile Range (N.M.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • New Mexico (as recorded)
  • White Sands Missile Range (N.M.) (as recorded)
  • New York (State)--New York (as recorded)
  • White Sands Missile Range (N.M.) (as recorded)