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Dr George Alvin Garrett
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Birth: Nov. 29, 1910
Sardis
Panola County
Mississippi, USA
Death: May 21, 1995
Menlo Park
San Mateo County
California, USA

Only son of Weedie and Laverna Harmon Garrett, George graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1931 with an undergraduate degree in both Mathematics and Physics. He married Olie Louise Low in September, 1934 at Senatobia, Mississippi. He received the PhD in Mathematics in 1935 from Rice Institute (now University) in Houston, TX. Following graduate school he worked for Independent Exploration, based out of Houston, TX as a geophysical crew "computer". In early 1942 he was recruited by a friend from Rice, Dr. Tom Bonner, to work at Radiation Laboratory (RadLab), a secret "think tank" located on the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Here, Garrett worked with electronics, developing radar to place in airplanes. At war's end, he was recruited into the Nuclear field at Oak Ridge, Tennessee and began working at K-25, a newly developed gaseous diffusion plant as Director of Operations Analysis. In 1963 he went to work for Lockheed Missles and Space Company in Sunnyvale, California as Director of Information Processing, therefore getting in on the earliest days of computer processing. George was a quiet, brilliant, and kind man -- a loving son, brother, husband, and father. First buried in California, he was moved at the death of his wife and laid to rest in Roundup City Cemetery in September, 2002. 
 
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 Parents:
  Weeden "Weedie" Andrew Garrett (1882 - 1962)
  Laverna Ann Harmon Garrett (1881 - 1959)
 
 Spouse:
  Olie Louise Low Garrett (1914 - 2002)*
 
 Sibling:
  Lou Ella Garrett Byers (1909 - 2003)*
  George Alvin Garrett (1910 - 1995)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Father
Mathematician
 
Burial:
Roundup Cemetery
Roundup
Musselshell County
Montana, USA
 
Created by: Pat Iverson
Record added: May 09, 2007
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Dr George Alvin Garrett
Added by: Pat Iverson
 
Dr George Alvin Garrett
Added by: Pat Iverson
 
Dr George Alvin Garrett
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The husband of 6th cousin.
- Charlotte Ann Price
 Added: Jul. 14, 2012
I love you, Dad. Sleep well in Jesus.
- Pat Iverson
 Added: Jan. 6, 2010
 
 
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