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46. Famous people who are also engineers

Nuclear Engineer and Former President of the United States

Carter began his career as a naval engineer after receiving a B.S. degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1946. In 1950 the navy decided to build its first ship since the end of World War II and Lt. Carter, who had become a submariner, was assigned to represent the navy with the precommissioning engineering for a new type of submarine. After the navy decided to build two nuclear submarines, he was selected for this service. He was assigned first to the Atomic Energy Commission in Washington, D.C, then to Schenectady, N.Y. as senior officer of the crew of the "Sea Wolf," which was under construction. He took graduate work from Union College in reactor technology and nuclear physics, supervised the training of the crew, and assisted with the construction of the power plant.

Jimmy Carter - 39th President of the United States.

Attended Georgia Southwestern College and the Georgia Institute of Technology and received a B.S. degree from the United States Naval Academy in 1946. In the Navy he became a submariner, serving in both the Atlantic and Pacific fleets and rising to the rank of lieutenant. Chosen by Admiral Hyman Rickover for the nuclear submarine program, he was assigned to Schenectady, N.Y., where he took graduate work at Union College in reactor technology and nuclear physics and served as senior officer of the pre-commissioning crew of the Seawolf.

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  -Why can't we have a scientist for a president for a change? Cleita  Feb-11-06 06:58 PM   #0 
  - Scientists deal in FACTS  SoCalDem   Feb-11-06 06:59 PM   #1 
  - I know. It would be so refreshing to have facts presented to  Cleita   Feb-11-06 07:45 PM   #28 
  - I had hoped Rush Holt in New Jersey would have been appointed to Corzine's  NNadir   Feb-11-06 07:00 PM   #2 
  - Rush Holt would make a great senator  Dudley_DUright   Feb-11-06 07:45 PM   #27 
     - Pretty much.  NNadir   Feb-11-06 08:35 PM   #42 
  - presidents  SeaBob   Feb-11-06 07:01 PM   #3 
  - Yeah  TransitJohn   Feb-11-06 07:06 PM   #7 
  - I wouldn't mind a writer either. How about a guy like  Cleita   Feb-11-06 07:06 PM   #8 
  - Hi SeaBob..Welcome to DU! n/t  BlueJazz   Feb-11-06 08:15 PM   #38 
  - Scientists make lousy politicians as a general rule.  amBushed   Feb-11-06 07:01 PM   #4 
  - politics and science dont mix, science deals only with the facts  sam sarrha   Feb-11-06 07:06 PM   #9 
     - Since many scientists are affiliated with universities, they are  Cleita   Feb-11-06 07:12 PM   #14 
  - Will a RepugNut Doctor that doesnt believe in Evolution do..  sam sarrha   Feb-11-06 07:05 PM   #5 
  - No, that wouldn't be a real scientist, would it?  Cleita   Feb-11-06 08:32 PM   #41 
  - yeah, and how about a jewish atheist black lesbian while we're at it?  unblock   Feb-11-06 07:05 PM   #6 
  - how can one be jewish, atheist and black at the same time ? nt  tocqueville   Feb-11-06 07:08 PM   #10 
  - Easy  rockymountaindem   Feb-11-06 07:09 PM   #12 
  - interesting definition  tocqueville   Feb-11-06 08:01 PM   #33 
     - Well, Judaism is a religion. Being Jewish means lots of things n/t  rockymountaindem   Feb-11-06 08:52 PM   #47 
        - so you mean you can be atheistic religious ? nt  tocqueville   Feb-11-06 09:09 PM   #54 
           - Within the last 150 years, Jews and Judaism have taken on a tripartite  rockymountaindem   Feb-11-06 09:49 PM   #65 
  - Hey -- I'm a Jewish atheist.  IMModerate   Feb-11-06 07:20 PM   #19 
  - Einstein was offered the Presidency of Israel  rockymountaindem   Feb-11-06 07:08 PM   #11 
  - I have to agree, most scientists and mathematicians for that  Cleita   Feb-11-06 07:10 PM   #13 
  - well, yes, there IS politics at universities  unblock   Feb-11-06 07:16 PM   #17 
  - For once I would like someone who keeps his/her religion  Cleita   Feb-11-06 07:14 PM   #15 
  - We've had several  Pigwidgeon   Feb-11-06 07:14 PM   #16 
  - Wes Clark studied Philosophy along w/ economics at Oxford, IIRC. nt  Ilsa   Feb-11-06 07:27 PM   #22 
     - Plus he speaks several languages. (nt)  DanCa   Feb-11-06 07:32 PM   #24 
  - Gore is the closest we've come in a long time. Would have been interesting  pinto   Feb-11-06 07:17 PM   #18 
  - Do you mean Al Gore, Sr? Al Gore is a government major and a career  Egalitariat   Feb-11-06 07:26 PM   #20 
     - I mean Al Gore. Understand he's not a scientist, but his grasp of  pinto   Feb-11-06 07:34 PM   #25 
  - Well, as a former "Senior Research Scientist," I'll say ...  TahitiNut   Feb-11-06 07:27 PM   #21 
  - Interesting perspective you have there.  Cleita   Feb-11-06 07:42 PM   #26 
     - In HS algebra  burrowowl   Feb-11-06 09:11 PM   #55 
     - My HS algebra was in 1954. I had quadratic equations, no  Cleita   Feb-11-06 09:27 PM   #59 
        - I went to an all girls school too  burrowowl   Feb-11-06 09:41 PM   #64 
           - Well, I wasn't taught that.  Cleita   Feb-11-06 09:52 PM   #66 
     - Well, as a Math undergrad and CompSci grad ... I have to say  TahitiNut   Feb-11-06 10:04 PM   #67 
        - I had a friend once who was a professor of Math at a  Cleita   Feb-11-06 10:10 PM   #68 
           - I've gotten over correcting people when they talk about 'math' ...  TahitiNut   Feb-11-06 10:42 PM   #71 
              - LOL.  Cleita   Feb-11-06 10:45 PM   #72 
  - Why not?  kestrel91316   Feb-11-06 07:31 PM   #23 
  - Some Suggestions  AnnieBW   Feb-11-06 07:48 PM   #29 
  - There is a violent anti-intellectualism in this country  TOJ   Feb-11-06 07:48 PM   #30 
  - You are right there!  left of center   Feb-11-06 08:05 PM   #34 
  - How Would Being A Scientist Make One A Better Leader Of A Country Though?  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Feb-11-06 07:49 PM   #31 
  - Well, there's perspectives that have been missing in our  Cleita   Feb-11-06 08:14 PM   #37 
     - Maybe they would be more concerned, but that's the least of what is  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Feb-11-06 09:16 PM   #56 
  - It seems that personal qualities that make one a good scientist..  left of center   Feb-11-06 07:53 PM   #32 
  - Surely, in this whole country, there has to be one?  Cleita   Feb-11-06 08:09 PM   #35 
     - Sagan would be one.  left of center   Feb-11-06 08:21 PM   #39 
        - I thought it was pretty guache for his own community to  Cleita   Feb-11-06 08:25 PM   #40 
  - Compared to what we have now, how about a ground squirrel, or  spenbax   Feb-11-06 08:10 PM   #36 
  - Or a President who listens to (capable, nonideological) Science Advisor?  eppur_se_muova   Feb-11-06 08:49 PM   #43 
  - How would a scientist end his/her speeches?  CornField   Feb-11-06 08:51 PM   #44 
  - CARTER -Physicist  upi402   Feb-11-06 08:51 PM   #45 
  - Jimmy Carter -actually a Nuclear Physicist  upi402   Feb-11-06 08:57 PM   #49 
     - Don't think he's a nuclear physicist  Southpawkicker   Feb-11-06 09:34 PM   #61 
        - Yep. Nuclear Engineer in the infancy of that art.  TahitiNut   Feb-11-06 11:27 PM   #73 
  - Famous people who are also engineers  RubADubDubya   Feb-11-06 08:51 PM   #46 
  - speaking as a scientist  liontamer   Feb-11-06 08:53 PM   #48 
  - That would be getting warmer. It's that I'm fed up with  Cleita   Feb-11-06 09:00 PM   #50 
  - Calling Dr. Strangelove!  Hardrada   Feb-11-06 09:32 PM   #60 
     - Saw That Again Last Night n/t  Southpawkicker   Feb-11-06 09:38 PM   #62 
  - We did  burrowowl   Feb-11-06 09:01 PM   #51 
  - So we need a new Jimmy Carter or the original.  Cleita   Feb-11-06 09:03 PM   #52 
  - Not a nuclear physicist  Southpawkicker   Feb-11-06 09:39 PM   #63 
  - i don't want no scientist for president, thanks just the same..  radio4progressives   Feb-11-06 09:05 PM   #53 
  - Scientists and Engineers have to be smart , and America hate Smart People  Cappadonna   Feb-11-06 09:20 PM   #57 
  - There's Always Bill Frist!  Southpawkicker   Feb-11-06 09:21 PM   #58 
  - I'll settle for a doctor - Dean  OzarkDem   Feb-11-06 10:31 PM   #69 
  - Oh yes and so many would have settled for him.  Cleita   Feb-11-06 10:41 PM   #70 
  - We got close . . .  brensgrrl   Feb-12-06 12:29 AM   #74 

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