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J. Howard Parsons

Research AssistantChicago, IL

Los Alamos, NM
Manhattan Project VeteranProject Worker/Staff

Howard Parsons was an American physicist.

Parsons was born in Chicago in 1920. He receieved a B.S. from the University of Chicago, and shortly afterwards was hired to work on the Manhattan Project as a research assistant at the Chicago Met Lab. He was present when Chicago Pile-1 went critical on December 2, 1942. During the war, Parsons also worked at the Clinton Laboratories in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and would stay on to work at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory after the war. Parsons also went on to work at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Parsons died September 21, 2012.

J. Howard Parsons's Timeline
1920 Born in Chicago.
1941 Received a B.S. in physics from the University of Chicago.
19421943 Worked on the Manhattan Project at the Chicago Met Lab.
19431948 Worked at the Clinton Laboratories in Oak Ridge and at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
19481953 Worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
2012 Sep 21st Died.

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