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Agnew, Harold Melvin

Born: 1921 AD
Currently alive, at 94 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Physicists


1921 - Agnew was born in Denver, Colorado.


1942 - Received his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from the University of Denver and joined Fermi's research group at Chicago.


1946-1949 - Returned to Chicago to finish his graduate studies and received his Ph.D. under Fermi's direction.


1955-1961 - Elected as state senator for six years.


1961-1964 - Became advisor to SACEUR at NATO.


1964-1973 - Returned to Los Alamos in the Physics Division and became the Weapons Division leader. Became director of  the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. Became a member of the President's Science Advisory Committee. Received the E.O. Lawrence Award.


1974-1978 - Appointed chairman of the General Advisory Committee of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. Received the Enrico Fermi Award of the Department of Energy.


1982-1989 - Became a White House science councilor.


2006 - Presently teaching as a professor at the University of California, San Diego.


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