Groves, Leslie R., 1896-1970

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Birth 1896-08-17
Death 1970-07-13
English

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U.S. Army Major General; headed the Manhattan atomic development project, l942-1947.

From the description of Letter, 1946 Jan. 22. (Smithsonian Institution Libraries). WorldCat record id: 154324796

U.S. Army Major General; headed the Manhattan atomic development project, 1942-1947.

From the description of Letter, 1946 Jan. 22. (Smithsonian Institution Libraries). WorldCat record id: 32749291

Bernard Mannes Baruch was a financier and head of several war committees, including chairman of the War Industries Board, 1918-1919, and U.S. representative to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission, 1946.

From the guide to the Speech before the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission, June 14, 1946, 1946, (American Philosophical Society)

Army officer.

From the description of Reminiscences of Leslie Richard Groves : oral history, 1962. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122527716

Leslie Richard Groves (1896-1970) was born in Albany, New York. He received his commission in the Corps of Engineers from West Point in 1918, and later graduated from the Command and General Staff School in 1936, and then the Army War College in 1939. He achieved the rank of brigadier general in September 1942. He served as head of the Manhattan Engineer District, America's atomic bomb development project that led to the explosion of the first nuclear device at Alamogordo, New Mexico, on July 16, 1945. After World War II, he served with the Army's Special Weapons Project in 1947 and 1948. He retired as lieutenant general in February 1948.

From the description of Groves, Leslie R., 1896-1970 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10568610



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Subjects:

  • Nuclear energy--Research--Laboratories
  • Nuclear weapons - Addresses, essays, lectures
  • Technology - History
  • Nuclear nonproliferation - Addresses, essays, lectures
  • Veterans--Interviews
  • Nuclear arms control - Addresses, essays, lectures
  • Nuclear energy - Addresses, essays, lectures

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