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Vannevar Bush

  • Birth 11 Mar 1890 Everett, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 28 Jun 1974 Belmont, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial South Dennis, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 6841268

Engineer, Inventor. An electrical engineer, 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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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 9 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6841268
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Vannevar Bush (11 Mar 1890–28 Jun 1974), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6841268, citing South Dennis Cemetery, South Dennis, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .