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Horace O. France

Associate BiologistChicago, IL

Manhattan Project VeteranProject Worker/Staff

Horace Owen France was an associate biologist at the University of Chicago’s Metallurgical Laboratory (“Met Lab”) during the Manhattan Project.

He was also one of seventy scientists to sign the Szilard Petition. Written by physicist Leo Szilard, the document petitioned the President to decide against dropping the atomic bomb on Japan.

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