Vannevar Bush

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Birthday
11, 1890
Birthplace
Everett, MA
Death Date
Jun 28, 1974 (84)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
11, 1890
Birthplace
Everett, MA
Death Date
Jun 28, 1974 (84)

About

American engineer who initiated the Manhattan Project while head of the U.S. Office of Scientific Research and Development during World War II. He established The Raytheon Company, a major American defense contractor, in 1922.

Before Fame

He was vice president of his class sophomore year and became president the following year.

Trivia

He is credited with one of the earliest versions of the World Wide Web.

Family Life

He got married and had two sons: Richard, a surgeon, and John, president of Millipore Corporation.

Associated With

He and Albert Einstein both played large roles in the success of the Manhattan Project, which ended WWII with tragedy.

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