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Dr George Alvin Garrett

Dr George Alvin Garrett

Birth
Sardis, Panola County, Mississippi, USA
Death 21 May 1995 (aged 84)
Menlo Park, San Mateo County, California, USA
Burial Roundup, Musselshell County, Montana, USA
Memorial ID 19321094 · View Source
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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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  • Created by: Pat Iverson
  • Added: 9 May 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19321094
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr George Alvin Garrett (29 Nov 1910–21 May 1995), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19321094, citing Roundup Cemetery, Roundup, Musselshell County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Pat Iverson (contributor 46836677) .