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Anthony J. Matz

Procurement OfficerChicago, IL

Manhattan Project VeteranProject Worker/Staff

Anthony J. (“Tony”) Matz was a procurement officer at the University of Chicago Met Lab. He helped obtain, handle, and move many of the materials for Chicago Pile-1 and witnessed it going critical on December 2, 1942.

After World War II, he worked as a materials service supervisor at Argonne National Laboratory.

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