Johnson, Gerald W. (Gerald Woodrow)

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Physicist and specialist in the fields of nuclear policy and atomic energy.

Johnson served as associate director for testing at the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory during the 1950s and was active in the development of the underground testing of nuclear weapons. During the Kennedy administration, Johnson assisted the Secretary of Defense on issues related to the safety of nuclear weapons. Served as Director of U.S. Navy Laboratories from 1966-1968 and as a representative of the Secretary of the Defense during the Carter administration. Currently adjunct professor of political science in the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation at the University of California, San Diego, until his retirement.

From the description of Gerald Johnson papers, 1938-1995. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 28949854

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creatorOf Johnson, Gerald W. (Gerald Woodrow). Gerald Johnson papers, 1938-1995. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
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associatedWith Brown, Harold, person
associatedWith Cranston, Alan Macgregor, person
associatedWith Doolittle, James Harold, 1896-1993, person
associatedWith Gulf General Atomic Incorporated. corporateBody
associatedWith International Atomic Energy Agency. corporateBody
associatedWith Jackson, Henry M. (Henry Martin), 1912-1983, person
associatedWith Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009, person
associatedWith Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963, person
associatedWith Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968, person
associatedWith McIlhenny, George, person
associatedWith Mondale, Walter F., 1928- person
associatedWith Proxmire, William, person
associatedWith Rickover, Hyman George, person
associatedWith Strategic Arms Limitation Talks II. corporateBody
associatedWith Teller, Edward, 1908-2003, person
associatedWith TRW Defense and Space Systems Group. corporateBody
associatedWith Turner, Stansfield, 1923- person
associatedWith United States. Defense Nuclear Agency. corporateBody
associatedWith U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Vance, Cyrus R. (Cyrus Roberts), 1917-2002, person
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United States
Nuclear weapons--Testing
Nuclear weapons--Political aspects
Science--Social aspects--Manuscripts
Nuclear disarmament
Nuclear energy--Government policy
Nuclear arms control--Government policy


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