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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:52 PM

Former Brown President Donald Hornig dies at 92

Source: Fox

Former Brown University President Donald F. Hornig, who worked on the atomic bomb and was a scientific adviser to three U.S. presidents, has died, according to ABC News.

He was 92 and suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

Hornig was the Ivy League university’s president from 1970 to 1976. He also taught at Princeton and Harvard.

Hornig was a Harvard-trained physical chemist and one of the youngest group leaders on the Manhattan Project that developed the atomic bomb during World War II.



Read more: http://myfox8.com/2013/01/23/former-brown-president-donald-hornig-dies-at-92/



Note that several sources have initially reported this with web links saying "Paul Hornig" instead of "Donald"

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 07:51 AM

1. And, anyway, that would be Paul HORNUNG,...

...if they meant the football player.

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Response to Ferretherder (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 08:26 AM

2. I realize that

I only saw the article at all because "Paul Hornig Dies" was listed as trending. Apparantly there was a Paul Hornig, and he did pass on, but that was in 2011. However, I suspect someone saw the last name and thought the great football player had gone on to the heavenly Pro Bowl game.

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 08:31 PM

4. No doubt.

n/t

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:33 AM

3. President Kennedy nominated Dr. Hornig to serve as Science Advisor

From Wikipedia:



Shortly before President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, he announced Dr. Hornig as the presidential science advisor. Dr. Hornig assumed office on January 24, 1964, but did not enjoy good relations with the new president, Lyndon Baines Johnson. He left office at the end of the president's term in 1969, and accepted an executive position with Eastman Kodak Company.



Thank you for bringing the sad news of his passing to our attention, OmahaBlueDog.

Scientist, patriot, visionary, educator...Dr. Hornig sounds like the kind of guy who would've been perfect for channeling the energies and technologies created by the New Frontier into the thing needed to transform the earth through peace, progress and prosperity.

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