J. Robert Oppenheimer

Julius Robert Oppenheimer (1904 - 1967)

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Julius Robert (J. Robert) Oppenheimer
Born in New York City, New York, United Statesmap
Husband of — married in United Statesmap
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Died in Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey, United Statesmap
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This biography is a very short summary of the life of J Robert Oppenheimer. For more detail see the Wikipedia[1] article and his Obituary in the New York Times[2] along with the other sources listed below and referenced in the text.Byers-779 04:44, 5 November 2015 (EST)

Julius Robert Oppenheimer was born April 22, 1904 in New York City, New York, United States to German immigrant Julius Oppenheimer, a wealthy Jewish textile importer who had immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1888, and Ella Friedman, a painter.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

He married Kitty (Puening) Oppenheimer on November 1, 1940 in the United States of America.[1][11][9]

He was the lead scientist for The Manhattan Project and is credited with the development of the Atomic Bomb during World War II.[1][2][8][9][10]

He died February 18, 1967 at his home in Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States of throat cancer.[1][2] He was cremated and his ashes scattered at sea. Specifically: Ashes Scattered off the Virgin Islands Plot: At sea near Carvel Rock, St, John, United States Virgin Islands.[12][8][9][10]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Robert_Oppenheimer
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0422.html
  3. "New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2W4W-S4P : accessed 5 November 2015), Julius Robert Oppenheimer, 22 Apr 1904; citing Birth, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,984,167.
  4. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M5WL-GFJ : accessed 5 November 2015), J Robert Oppenheimer in household of Julius Oppenheimer, Manhattan Ward 12, New York, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 743, sheet 1A, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,041.
  5. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJBS-3YH : accessed 5 November 2015), Robert J Oppenheimer in household of Julius Oppenheimer, Manhattan Assembly District 9, New York, New York, United States; citing sheet 13A, family 322, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,202.
  6. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XC82-JPB : accessed 5 November 2015), J Robert Oppenheimer, Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1237, sheet 11A, family 343, line 17, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 168; FHL microfilm 2,339,903.
  7. "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9QQ-7Z2 : accessed 5 November 2015), J Robert Oppenheimer, Tract 5C, Berkeley, Oakland Judicial Township, Alameda, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1-141, sheet 3A, family 77, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 189.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 http://www.biography.com/people/j-robert-oppenheimer-9429168#life-after-wwii
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 http://www.atomicarchive.com/Bios/Oppenheimer.shtml
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/Oppenheimer.html
  11. Cassidy, David (2005). J. Robert Oppenheimer and the American Century. New York: Pi Press. ISBN 0-13-147996-2. OCLC 56503198. pp. 186–187
  12. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=2216

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Official portrait of J. Robert Oppenheimer, first director of Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Official portrait of J. Robert Oppenheimer, first director of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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