February 19, 1997
Chien-Shiung Wu,84, a physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project and later conducted a landmark experiment in physics, died of a stroke Sunday in New York. Born in Shanghai, Ms. Wu came to the United States in 1936 and received her doctorate in physics from the University of California at Berkeley. She went on to teach at Smith College and Princeton University.In the 1940s, Wu worked on the Manhattan Project, a covert project to build an atomic bomb in World War II. She joined Columbia University after the war and taught there for more than three decades.
August 26, 2009
LOUIS ROSEN, 91 Scientist worked on Manhattan Project Louis Rosen, a Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist who worked on the Manhattan Project and later created an influential neutron center at the facility, died Thursday in New Mexico. The Lujan Neutron Scattering Center at LANSCE credits Dr. Rosen with leading the way in developing the world's most powerful linear accelerator, culminating in construction of the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility, known today as the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center, or LANSCE.
July 11, 1996
Brig. Gen. Kenneth E. Fields,87, whose military career took him from the pinnacle of his class at West Point to the battle for the bridge at Remagen, Germany, and on to the Manhattan Project and then to civilian eminence at the Atomic Energy Commission, died July 1 at a nursing home in Stamford, Conn.After he left government service in 1958, he became executive vice president of the International Standard Electric Corp., a subsidiary of International Telephone and Telegraph, and the president of another of its subsidiaries, ITT Europe.
August 23, 2002
Carter L. Burgess, 85, assistant secretary of defense for President Dwight D. Eisenhower and a one-time aide who was entrusted to deliver news to France of the planned Normandy invasion, died Sunday in Roanoke, Va. Mr. Burgess rose from second lieutenant to colonel during World War II. He worked under General Eisenhower as secretary of the general staff of Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Forces. While stationed in England, Mr. Burgess delivered a message from General Eisenhower to Gen. Charles de Gaulle, then in North Africa, informing him of the plans to invade Normandy.
January 19, 1993
* John D. Paulus Jr.,an architect who worked on th Manhattan Project that developed the first atomic bomb, died Friday at age 83 in Jefferson City, Mo. Mr. Paulus joined the Raytheon Co. in Concord, Mass., in 1942 and wound up overseeing a group of engineers, drafters and designers working on an electrical guidance system. He also worked on the conceptual design for what was to be the first radar tracking system.* John Stender, 76, appointed by President Nixon as the firsdirector of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, died Saturday after a six-month battle with bone cancer in Seattle.
September 3, 2005
Ernesta Drinker Ballard, 85, a founding member of the National Organization for Women and a horticulturist who helped build the Philadelphia Flower Show into a world-renowned event, has died in Philadelphia. Ms. Ballard died of complications after a stroke on Aug. 11, her family said. Heavily involved in feminist and civic causes, Ms. Ballard marched on Washington, lobbied for the Equal Rights Amendment, and raised money for female candidates. She also was a founding member of the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League, and was chairwoman of NARAL from 1989 to 1991.