Charles Allen Thomas

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Charles Allen Thomas (February 15, 1900 – March 29, 1982) was a noted American chemist and businessman, and an important figure in the Manhattan Project.wikipedia
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Dayton Project

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He also coordinated development of techniques to industrially refine polonium for use with beryllium in the triggers of atomic weapons in the Manhattan Project's Dayton Project, part of which was conducted on the estate of his wife's family.
The Dayton Project began in 1943 when Monsanto's Charles Allen Thomas was recruited by the Manhattan Project to coordinate the plutonium purification and production work being carried out at various sites.

Monsanto

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It was acquired by Monsanto in 1936, and Thomas would spend the rest of his career with Monsanto, rising to become its president in 1950, and chairman of the board from 1960 to 1965. Their work attracted the attention of Edgar Monsanto Queeny, the chairman of Monsanto,who bought Thomas & Hochwalt Laboratories for $1.4 million in Monsanto stock in 1936.
In 1936, Monsanto acquired Thomas & Hochwalt Laboratories in Dayton, Ohio, to acquire the expertise of Charles Allen Thomas and Carroll A. Hochwalt.

IRI Medal

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In addition, he received over 100 patents, the Industrial Research Institute Medal in 1947, the American Institute of Chemists Gold Medal in 1948, the Missouri Award for Distinguished Service in Engineering in 1952, the Society of Chemical Industry's Perkin Medal in 1953, the American Chemical Society Priestley Medal in 1955, the Société de Chimie Industrielle (American Section) International Palladium Medal in 1963, the American Academy of Achievement Gold Plate Award in 1965, and the St. Louis Globe-Democrat Man of the Year award in 1966.
1947: Charles A. Thomas (Monsanto)

Harold E. Talbott

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Thomas married Margaret Stoddard Talbott, the sister of Harold E. Talbott, Jr. on September 25, 1926.
Charles Allen Thomas, a Delco-GM and Monsanto Company chemist who was in charge of the project, was married to Harold's sister Margaret.

Manhattan Project

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Charles Allen Thomas (February 15, 1900 – March 29, 1982) was a noted American chemist and businessman, and an important figure in the Manhattan Project.
This work with the chemistry and metallurgy of radioactive polonium was directed by Charles Allen Thomas of the Monsanto Company and became known as the Dayton Project.

Priestley Medal

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In addition, he received over 100 patents, the Industrial Research Institute Medal in 1947, the American Institute of Chemists Gold Medal in 1948, the Missouri Award for Distinguished Service in Engineering in 1952, the Society of Chemical Industry's Perkin Medal in 1953, the American Chemical Society Priestley Medal in 1955, the Société de Chimie Industrielle (American Section) International Palladium Medal in 1963, the American Academy of Achievement Gold Plate Award in 1965, and the St. Louis Globe-Democrat Man of the Year award in 1966.
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Edgar Monsanto Queeny

Their work attracted the attention of Edgar Monsanto Queeny, the chairman of Monsanto,who bought Thomas & Hochwalt Laboratories for $1.4 million in Monsanto stock in 1936.
In 1960, Edgar Monsanto Queeney turned the chair of Monsanto over to his successor, Charles Allen Thomas, one of the founders of the company's research and development laboratory.

Project Y

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They offered him a post as a deputy to Robert Oppenheimer, at the Los Alamos Laboratory in New Mexico, but he did not wish to move his family or give up his responsibilities at Monsanto.
This work with the chemistry and metallurgy of radioactive polonium was directed by Charles Allen Thomas of the Monsanto Company and became known as the Dayton Project.

Modulated neutron initiator

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In April 1943, Robert Serber had proposed that instead of relying on spontaneous fission, the chain reaction inside the bomb should be triggered by a neutron initiator.
The polonium used in the urchin initiator was created at Oak Ridge and then extracted and purified as part of the Dayton Project under the leadership of Charles Allen Thomas.

Thomas (surname)

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Charles Allen Thomas (1900–1982), American chemist and businessman

United States Department of Energy national laboratories

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The idea of regional laboratories to work with local universities for nuclear development originated with Arthur Compton and Charles Allen Thomas, though Leslie Groves later claimed the idea as his own.

Ethyl Corporation

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General Motors had the "use patent" for tetraethyllead (TEL) as an antiknock, based on the work of Thomas Midgley, Jr., Charles Kettering, and later Charles Allen Thomas, and Esso had the patent for the manufacture of TEL.

Presidents of the American Chemical Society

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Charles A. Thomas (1948)

Charles Thomas

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Charles Allen Thomas (1900–1982), American chemist and businessman

Joseph W. Kennedy

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An approach was therefore made to Charles Thomas from Monsanto.

Ernest Lawrence

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On July 16, 1945, Lawrence observed the Trinity nuclear test of the first atomic bomb with Chadwick and Charles A. Thomas.

Transylvania University

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A graduate of Transylvania College and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Thomas worked as a research chemist at General Motors as part of a team researching antiknock agents.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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A graduate of Transylvania College and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Thomas worked as a research chemist at General Motors as part of a team researching antiknock agents.