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Marilyn (Evans) Howe

Research AssistantChicago, IL

Manhattan Project VeteranProject Worker/StaffSpouse to Manhattan Project Worker

Marilyn (Evans) Howe was a research assistant in the Technical Division of the University of Chicago’s Metallurgical Laboratory (“Met Lab”) during the Manhattan Project.

On December 27, 1941, she married John Howe, who was a group leader in the Technical Division. According to Volume Two of the Journal of Glenn T. Seaborg, the Howes would often have dinner with Glenn T. Seaborg and his wife, Helen. Sometimes, Marilyn and Helen would meet without their husbands for meals or badminton.

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