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Vannevar Bush
Birth: Mar. 11, 1890
Death: Jun. 28, 1974

Scientist. An electrical engineer and physicist, he was head of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1919 to 1938, the dean of engineering from 1932 to 1939, and president of the Carnegie Institute from 1939 to 1955. Among his inventions are the differential analyzer, prototype of analog computer and was the co-developer of the Smith power-transmission tube. Also helped found many businesses including American Appliance Company (Raytheon) and headed the Office of Scientific Research and Development and National Defense Research Committee, which mobilized American science and technology during World War II, including the development of the atomic bomb. He authored the book "Modern Arms And Free Men" (1949). 
 
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 Parents:
  Richard Perry Bush (1855 - 1926)
  Emma Linwood Paine Bush (1860 - 1947)
 
 Spouse:
  Phoebe Davis Bush (1892 - 1969)*
 
 Children:
  Richard Davis Bush (1917 - 2001)*
 
 Sibling:
  Edith Linwood Bush (1882 - 1977)*
  Vannevar Bush (1890 - 1974)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
South Dennis Cemetery
South Dennis
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 09, 2002
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