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'''Frank Oppenheimer'''(August 14, 1912 – February 3, 1985) was the  brother of [[J. Robert Oppenheimer]], and was a renown physicist who was the scientific director of the Manhattan project.  He came under fire from McCarthy era paranoia, being labeled a [[communist]].  While he admitted to going to several meetings, he denied being a communist and defended his position as an American scientist and scholar.
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'''Frank Oppenheimer'''(August 14, 1912 – February 3, 1985) was the  brother of [[J. Robert Oppenheimer]], director of the [[Manhattan project]]Frank Oppenheimer was the instructor of atomic energy at the [[California Labor School]],<ref>http://www.archive.org/stream/testimonyofwalte1947unit/testimonyofwalte1947unit_djvu.txt</ref> a cited [[Communist front]] organizationOppenheimer moved to London, where he studied the History of Physics.
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Despite his claims, the label "communist" which followed him for the next 15 years prevented him from further study in physics, and he became a high school teacher in Colorado.  Once the McCarthy furor died down, he moved to London, where he studied the History of Physics.
 
 
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Revision as of 13:47, 14 August 2009

Frank Oppenheimer(August 14, 1912 – February 3, 1985) was the brother of J. Robert Oppenheimer, director of the Manhattan project. Frank Oppenheimer was the instructor of atomic energy at the California Labor School,[1] a cited Communist front organization. Oppenheimer moved to London, where he studied the History of Physics.

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