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George T. Felbeck

Project StaffOak Ridge, TN

Manhattan Project VeteranProject Worker/Staff
The Chapel on the Hill in Oak Ridge

George T. Felbeck was a Manhattan Project veteran and engineer, who held the position of Manager of Operations at Oak Ridge for Union Carbide.

Felbeck was born in Salinas, Kansas on February 1, 1897. He received a bachelor’s degree in 1919 from the University of Illinois, as well as a master’s degree in 1921 from the same institution. On November 5, 1919, he married Helen Mildred Kniseley in Chicago.

Felbeck began working for Union Carbide in 1923 as a research assistant. After spending time in Buffalo, New York and Manhattan, New York, Felbeck began work at Oak Ridge for the Manhattan Project in 1942. In 1944, he became President of Union Carbide and held the position until he retired at the beginning of 1962.

Felbeck and his wife died in a plane crash on March 1, 1962. It is believed that the two of them had just begun the first leg of their around-the-world trip.

George T. Felbeck's Timeline
1897 Feb 1st Born in Salinas, Kansas.
1919 Received a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois.
1921 Received a master's degree from the University of Illinois.
1919 Nov 5th Married Helen Mildred Kniseley in Chicago.
19421946 Worked at Oak Ridge for the Manhattan Project.
1942 Became President of Union Carbide.
1962 Feb Retired.
1962 Mar 1st Died in a plane crash with his wife.

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