Dr Alvin Cushman Graves

Dr Alvin Cushman Graves

Birth
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Death 28 Jul 1965 (aged 55)
Los Alamos, Los Alamos County, New Mexico, USA
Burial Los Alamos, Los Alamos County, New Mexico, USA
Memorial ID 6602447 · View Source
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Obit in Times magazine: Alvin Cushman Graves, 55, U.S. nuclear physicist and director of the Test Division at Los Alamos, a pioneer in atomic research, who nearly lost his life in a laboratory accident in 1946, when he absorbed 200 roentgens of radiation (he suffered loss of hair, a cataract and temporary sterility), in 1948 became director of the U.S. atomic testing program in the Pacific, later headed a long series of experimental atomic projects including Operation Ivy, the 1952 top-secret thermonuclear explosion at Eniwetok; of a heart attack; in Del Norte, Colo.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,834164,00.html#ixzz0xUEHcXLM


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  • Maintained by: Carol Crawford
  • Originally Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 13 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6602447
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Alvin Cushman Graves (4 Nov 1909–28 Jul 1965), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6602447, citing Guaje Pines Cemetery, Los Alamos, Los Alamos County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by Carol Crawford (contributor 47024242) .