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Robert Ralph Furman
Birth: Aug. 21, 1915
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Oct. 14, 2008
Frederick County
Maryland, USA

United States World War II Army Officer. He was Chief of Foreign Intelligence for the Manhattan Project atomic bomb development mission, and was known as the "Mysterious Major" for years due to the classified nature of his work during World War II. A Princeton University educated civil engineer, he was a member of the United States Army Reserve when he was activated in December 1940. Under assignment to the Quartermaster Corps Construction Division in Washington D.C., he was the executive officer under Captain Clarence Renshaw, who was un charge of the construction of a new War Department office which later became known as The Pentagon. After it's completion, Furman was assigned to the top secret Manhattan Project. During, and for decades after the war, his role in the Manhattan Project and other international espionage operations were considered so sensitive that his name did not appear in any official Government documents. A year after watching the "Enola Gay"'s departure from Tinian Island for it's historic journey to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, Furman left the Army and opened Furman Builder in the Washington area. Six decades after his involvement, researchers began revealing long-kept secret details of his war activities, which Furman reluctantly began to acknowledge before his death. (bio by: Nan) 
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Record added: Oct 31, 2008
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Robert Ralph Furman
Added by: Nan
Robert Ralph Furman
Added by: Nan
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- sjm
 Added: Oct. 14, 2016
Remembering you today. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Aug. 21, 2016

- sjm
 Added: Aug. 21, 2016
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