Walter Samuel McAfee (1914-1995)

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” Walter Samuel McAfee, theoretical physicist, professor, and civil servant was born in Ore City, Texas to Susie and Luther McAfee on September 2, 1914.  His father, Luther McAfee, was a mechanic and carpenter, while his mother, Susie, was an educator.  McAfee … Read MoreWalter Samuel McAfee (1914-1995)

Harold Bethuel Evans (1907-1995)

Harold Bethuel Evans, research chemist, was born on October 31, 1907 in Brazil, Indiana.  Evans attended Michigan State University for his undergraduate degree beginning in 1927; he majored in applied science and graduated in 1931. In 1932 he received his master’s degree in science from … Read MoreHarold Bethuel Evans (1907-1995)

Sylvanus Alexander Tyler Sr. (1914-1986)

Sylvanus Alexander Tyler, mathematician and biostatistician, was born on August 21, 1914 to Daniel and Jesse Tyler. Tyler was raised in Chicago, Illinois along with his two younger brothers, Homer and Daniel, all of whom attended the city’s public schools. Tyler received his bachelor’s degree … Read MoreSylvanus Alexander Tyler Sr. (1914-1986)

Robert Johnson Omohundro (1921-2000)

Image Courtesy of Sargeant Memorial Chronicles (Winter 2008), Sargeant Memorial Room, Pretlow Library, Norfolk, VA Born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1921, physicist Robert Johnson Omohundro was one of a select few black scientists and technicians to work on the Manhattan Project and thus contribute to … Read MoreRobert Johnson Omohundro (1921-2000)

Lloyd Albert Quarterman (1918-1982)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Born May 31, 1918 in Philadelphia, Lloyd Albert Quarterman, a chemist, was one of the few African American scientists and technicians to work on the Manhattan Project, the top secret effort to design and build the atomic bomb during World War II. Quarterman … Read MoreLloyd Albert Quarterman (1918-1982)