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Patricia Postma

Professor of Business at the University of TennesseeOak Ridge, TN

Family Member of Manhattan Project Veteran
Patricia Postma Listen to Patricia Postma's Oral History on Voices of the Manhattan Project

Patricia “Pat” Postma came to Oak Ridge, Tennessee as a kindergartner after her father, Thomas Dunigan, was recruited from the Army Signal Corps to join the Manhattan Project.

She was a professor in the College of Business at the University of Tennessee and also involved in the effort to build Oak Ridge’s International Friendship Bell, a symbol of peace and reconciliation between the US and Japan.

She was married to Herman Postma who was director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory from 1974-1988.


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