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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Fred Brooks
Computer Programmer
19-Apr-1931   Father of the IBM System 360
Jack M. Campbell
Politician
10-Sep-1916 14-Jun-1999 Governor of New Mexico, 1963-67
Clyde Cowan
Physicist
6-Dec-1919 24-May-1974 Co-Discover of the neutrino
Arthur S. Flemming
Government
12-Jun-1905 7-Sep-1996 HEW Secretary, 1958-61
Donald A. Glaser
Physicist
21-Sep-1926   Inventor of the bubble chamber
James Goodby
Diplomat
20-Dec-1929   US Ambassador to Finland, 1980-81
Robert Hofstadter
Physicist
5-Feb-1915 17-Nov-1990 Size, shape, and structure of neutrons and protons
Craig Hosmer
Politician
6-May-1915 11-Oct-1982 Congressman from California, 1953-74
Willard F. Libby
Chemist
17-Dec-1908 8-Sep-1980 Carbon-14 dating technique
David E. Lilienthal
Government
8-Jul-1899 15-Jan-1981 TVA Chairman, 1941-46
John McCone
Government
4-Jan-1902 14-Feb-1991 CIA Director, 1961-65
William D. McElroy
Biologist
22-Jan-1917 17-Feb-1999 Bioluminescence
Edwin M. McMillan
Physicist
18-Sep-1907 7-Sep-1991 Discovered neptunium and plutonium
Ben R. Mottelson
Physicist
9-Jul-1926   Determined shapes of nuclei
Robert Oppenheimer
Physicist
22-Apr-1904 18-Feb-1967 Physicist, headed the Manhattan Project
Kenneth S. Pitzer
Chemist
6-Jan-1914 26-Dec-1997 President of Rice University, 1961-68
Gilbert Plass
Physicist
22-Mar-1922 1-Mar-2004 Climate change scientist
Isidor Isaac Rabi
Physicist
29-Jul-1898 11-Jan-1988 Magnetic beam resonances
Norman F. Ramsey
Physicist
27-Aug-1915 4-Nov-2011 Energy levels of atoms
Dixy Lee Ray
Politician
3-Sep-1914 2-Jan-1994 Governor of Washington, 1977-81
Susan P. Read
Judge
1947   Judge, NY Court of Appeals
Frederick Reines
Physicist
16-Mar-1918 26-Aug-1998 Co-Discover of the neutrino
Burton Richter
Physicist
22-Mar-1931   Co-Discoverer of J/psi meson
F. Sherwood Rowland
Chemist
28-Jun-1927 10-Mar-2012 Ozone depletion
James R. Schlesinger
Government
15-Feb-1929   Served Nixon, Ford, Carter
Glenn Seaborg
Physicist
19-Apr-1912 25-Feb-1999 Co-Discoverer of Plutonium
Sidney Souers
Government
30-Mar-1892 14-Jan-1973 CIA Director, 1946
Ronald Spiers
Diplomat
9-Jul-1925   US Ambassador to Pakistan, 1981-83
John von Neumann
Mathematician
28-Dec-1903 8-Feb-1957 Computing pioneer, inventor of Game Theory
Eugene Wigner
Physicist
17-Nov-1902 1-Jan-1995 Law of conservation of parity


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