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Adrienne Lowry arrived at Los Alamos in 1942 after her husband, radiochemist and co-discoverer of plutonium, Joseph Kennedy, was selected by J. Robert Oppenheimer to lead the chemistry division at Los Alamos. Prior to the birth of her first child, Lowry helped carry mail between Los Alamos and Santa Fe. 

Adrienne Lowry's Timeline
1922 Feb 2nd Born on a farm in northern California.
1942 Married Joseph W. Kennedy in California.
19391943 Studied at the University of California at Berkeley.
1943 Jan Moved to Los Alamos, NM.
19431945 Worked in Los Alamos as a switchboard operator and a mail carrier between Santa Fe and Los Alamos.

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