Linus Pauling

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Birthday
28, 1901
Birthplace
Portland, OR
Death Date
Aug 19, 1994 (93)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
28, 1901
Birthplace
Portland, OR
Death Date
Aug 19, 1994 (93)

About

American chemist, biochemist, peace activist, author, and educator who was one of the most influential chemists in history. He is one of four people ever to win two Noble Prizes, winning one in Chemistry in 1954 and one for his peace activism in 1962.

Before Fame

He was in constant financial difficulty between his father's failing business and early death.

Trivia

He declined a position on the Manhattan Project and in 1946, he joined the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists, chaired by Albert Einstein, which sought to warn the public of the dangers of nuclear weapons.

Family Life

He married Ava Helen Miller in 1923; the couple had three sons and one daughter.

Associated With

Another famous Nobel Prize-winning scientist was Daniel Dovet.