James Bryant Conant

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Birthday
26, 1893
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Feb 11, 1978 (84)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
26, 1893
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Feb 11, 1978 (84)

About

Chemist and longtime President of the Harvard University who developed poisonous gases during WWI. He was also the first U.S. Ambassador to West Germany.

Before Fame

He was the editor for The Harvard Crimson when he attended Harvard University, where he was later made President in 1933.

Trivia

He was a part of the Interim Committee that was formed to advise the new president, Harry S. Truman on nuclear weapons after FDR died in April of 1945.

Family Life

He married Grace Thayer Richards on April 17, 1920. They had two sons together.

Associated With

He was given the Medal for Merit by Harry S. Truman in 1948.