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George A. Ullrich was a chemist who performed analytical research at Clinton Laboratories in Oak Ridge, TN during the Manhattan Project. 

After being drafted into the U.S. Army in 1944, Ullrich was sent to Oak Ridge to work for the Manhattan Project. He served as a supervisor at the K-25 gaseous diffusion plant. This factory helped produce the enriched uranium used for the atomic bomb.

 

Early Years

George Anthony Ullrich was born in Utica, New York on April 25, 1922. He graduated from St. Michael’s College of the University of Toronto, Canada in 1943. Following one year of graduate work in physics, Ullrich was drafted into the U.S. Army.

 

Later Years

Following World War II, Ullrich pursued a Master’s in Education degree from the University of Rochester. Once he graduated in 1947, Ullrich became a science instructor at Brockport State Teacher’s College. During this period, he also did additional graduate work at Syracuse University. On August 7, 1948, he married his college roommate’s sister, Marion F. Saeli.

From 1952 to 1954, Ullrich worked to complete his Ph.D. in education at Ohio State University. He never finished his doctoral dissertation, though. Instead, he decided to make a career as a high school science teacher. Between 1954 and 1965, Ullrich taught at Monroe High School. Afterward, he became the Science Department Head at John Marshall High School. In 1983, he retired from active teaching. 

At the age of eighty-one, George Anthony Ullrich died in Rochester, New York on November 13, 2003.

 

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George A. Ullrich's Timeline
1922 Apr 25th Born in Utica, New York.
1943 Graduated from St. Michael's College of the University of Toronto, Canada.
1944 Drafted by the U.S. Army and sent to Oak Ridge.
1947 Earned his Master's in Education degree from the University of Rochester.
19471952 Worked as a science instructor at Brockport State Teacher's College.
1948 Aug 7th Married his college roommate's sister, Marion F. Saeli.
1949 Completed extra graduate work at Syracuse University.
19521954 Pursued his Ph.D. in education at Ohio State University.
19541965 Taught science at Monroe High School.
19651983 Served as the Science Department Head at John Marshall High School.
1983 Retired from active teaching.
2003 Nov 13th At the age of eighty-one, died in Rochester, New York.

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