Compton, Karl T.


Member of National Defense Research Committee, MIT President, defended WW II A-Bomb use


Autograph ID: 1648
Condition: Very good
Description: “(1887-1954) American physicist, brother of Nobel Laureate Arthur H. and educator Wilson. Professor of physics and Princeton department chairman 1915-30. President and Chairman of Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1930-48. Chairman of the US Scientific Advisory Board 1933-35, member of the National Defense Research Committee 1940-54. Defended use of the atomic bombs in 1945.

Signed & inscribed 2 x 3 ½ card, adds sentiment & 9/17/47 date.”

Type: Signature

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