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James A. Parsons was an American chemical engineer.

Parsons was born in Hand County, South Dakota. Upon graduation from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, B.S., ChE., 1944, James was hired by the Carbide and Carbon Chemical Company to assist in the development of the gaseous diffusion barrier membranes for the K-25 plant in the SAM Laboratories at Columbia University from February 1944 to June 1944. From June 1944 to September 1944, he was transferred to the R & D facilities of the Linde Co., to assist in the operation of a barrier pilot plant in Tonawanda, NY. From  September 1944 until October 1945, he was assigned to the Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant to assist in staff training, plant startup, and operations development and remained there in the Engineering Division until 1985.

James Parsons's Timeline
1922 Mar 3rd Born in Hand County, South Dakota.
1944 Graduated from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
1944 Feb1944 Jun Worked on the Manhattan Project at Columbia University.
1944 Jun1944 Sep Worked on the Manhattan Project in Tonawanda, NY.
1944 Sep1945 Oct Worked on the Manhattan Project at the K-25 Plant in Oak Ridge, TN.
1989 Dec 18th Passed away in Oak Ridge, TN.

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