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Lawrence Myers was a chemist who worked at the Oak Ridge during the Manhattan Project.

He met his future wife, Janet, in elementary school. He attended the University of Chicago, where he was invited to begin working on the Manhattan Project conducting experiments on uranium. He later moved to Oak Ridge along with a group of Chicago scientists. His wife joined him thanks to some chemistry coursework she had completed while in Chicago. Following the Project, Myers worked at Argonne National Laboratory before taking a position at the new medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Lawrence S. Myers, Jr.'s Timeline
1919 Apr 29th Born in Memphis, TN.
1942 Jun 13th Married Janet Vanderwalker.
19421945 Worked on the Manhattan Project in Chicago and Oak Ridge.

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