Leslie Groves

1896 - 1970

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Lieutenant General Leslie Richard Groves Jr. (17 August 1896 – 13 July 1970) was a United States Army Corps of Engineers officer who oversaw the construction of the Pentagon and directed the Manhattan Project, a top secret research project that developed the atomic bomb during World War II. The son of a U.S. Army chaplain, Groves lived at various Army posts during his childhood. In 1918, he graduated fourth in his class at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and was commissioned into the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leslie Groves has received more than 731,184 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Leslie Groves is the 69th most popular engineer, the 1,466th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,507th in 2019) and the 7th most popular American Engineer.

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Among engineers, Leslie Groves ranks 69 out of 325Before him are Masaru Ibuka, Borys Paton, Valentin Glushko, Henry Royce, Karl von Terzaghi, and Charles George Gordon. After him are Hans Kammler, Kurt Tank, Marcel Renault, Józef Bem, Marcel Dassault, and Henri Farman.

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Among people born in 1896, Leslie Groves ranks 57Before him are Jimmy Doolittle, André Masson, Soghomon Tehlirian, Mamie Eisenhower, Kazimierz Kuratowski, and Elsa Triolet. After him are Friedrich Hund, Ida Noddack, Carl Ferdinand Cori, Aleksei Antonov, Tadj ol-Molouk, and Julien Duvivier. Among people deceased in 1970, Leslie Groves ranks 60Before him are Tarjei Vesaas, Barnett Newman, Nikolay Shvernik, Pedro Cea, Richard Neutra, and Elsa Triolet. After him are Fritz Bayerlein, Reizo Fukuhara, Michael Balint, Toshio Iwatani, Giuseppe Ungaretti, and Alfred Newman.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Leslie Groves ranks 1,466 out of 15,968Before him are Norman Reedus (1969), George Papandreou (1952), Betty White (1922), Gordon Moore (1929), William Styron (1925), and George Dantzig (1914). After him are Paul Flory (1910), George Stigler (1911), Christine Baranski (1952), Patrick Dempsey (1966), Norman Mailer (1923), and Merce Cunningham (1919).

Among ENGINEERS In United States

Among engineers born in United States, Leslie Groves ranks 7Before him are Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856), Jack Kilby (1923), Howard H. Aiken (1900), Jack Swigert (1931), Henry Gantt (1861), and Jimmy Doolittle (1896). After him are Vannevar Bush (1890), Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr. (1868), Preston Tucker (1903), J. Walter Christie (1865), Eugene Stoner (1922), and Joseph Strauss (1870).