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Hyman Rickover

Hyman RickoverAKA Hyman George Rickover

Born: 27-Jan-1900
Birthplace: Makov, Russia
Died: 8-Jul-1986
Location of death: Arlington, VA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Military

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Built the nuclear navy

Military service: US Navy (1922-82)

Father: Abraham Rickover (tailor)
Mother: Rachel Unger
Sister: (older)
Wife: Ruth Masters (b. 1903, d. 1972, one son)
Son: Robert Rickover
Wife: Eleanore A. Bednowicz (nurse, until his death)

    High School: John Marshall High School, Chicago, IL (1918)
    University: BS, US Naval Academy, Annapolis (1922)
    University: US Naval Academy, Annapolis (1927)
    University: MS Electrical Engineering, Columbia University (1929)

    Enrico Fermi Award 1964
    Legion of Merit
    Navy Commendation Medal
    Congressional Gold Medal 1958
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 9-Jun-1980
    Congressional Gold Medal 1983
    Officer of the British Empire
    Traveled to the USSR Jul-1959
    Hernia Operation
    Polish Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry

Appears on the cover of:
Time, 11-Jan-1954, DETAILS: Atomic Submarine's Admiral Rickover -- In sea power, another revolution.

Author of books:
Education and Freedom (1959)
American Education: A National Failure (1963)



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