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Spencer H. Bush

Engineer, Army VeteranLos Alamos, NM

Hanford, WA
Special Engineer Detachment

Spencer Harrison Bush was born on April 4, 1920 in Flint, Michigan. He devoted over 50 years to ensuring nuclear safety and working on the development of nuclear power codes and standards. After high school and college, he worked as an assistant Chemist for Dow Chemical Company in Michigan.

From 1942 to 1946 he served in the Army. He spent the las years of his service working in the Special Engineer Detachment assigned to Los Alamos.

After the war he enrolled at the University of Michigan, where he earned degrees in Metallurgical and Chemical Engineering. In 1953, he began to work at Hanford. He remained here until he transferred to the Pacific Northwest Lab in 1965. In 1983, he retired to establish his own firm. Review & Synthesis Associates.

Bush passed away on October 2, 2005.

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