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Beverly W. Lewis

Chemist; Chemistry DivisionChicago, IL

Manhattan Project VeteranProject Worker/StaffSpecial Engineer Detachment

Beverly W. Lewis was a chemist at the University of Chicago’s Metallurgical Laboratory (“Met Lab”) during the Manhattan Project. Lewis was also a member of the United States Army’s Special Engineer Detachment (SEDs).

According to the Journal of Glenn T. Seaborg, Vol. 3, Lewis worked on “shotgun” tests (p.425). He was a SED working in Group 4 – Analytical of Section C-II in the Chemistry Division (Seaborg, Vol. 4, p. 384).


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