Frank K. Pittman

Frank Pittman (1914-1993) was an American chemist and government administrator.

Pittman was born in Sacramento. He earned a B.S. in chemical engineering and an M.S. in analytical chemistry from Vanderbilt University. He also earned a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In 1944, Pittman went to work on the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos. During his time there, he worked on the production of plutonium. After the war Pittman worked for the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) in a variety of roles, including Deputy Director of the Division of Production, Deputy Director of the Division of Civilian Applications, Director of the Division of Industrial Relations, and the Director of the Division of Reactor Development.  Pittman also worked briefly at North American Aviation before returning to the AEC to serve as the Director of the Division of Waste Management and Transportation (which would become the Energy Research and Development Administration) and as Director of the Division of Environmental Control Technology.

Frank Pittman died on June 27, 1993, in Oklahoma City.

 

Frank K. Pittman's Timeline

  • 1914 Sep 30th Born in Sacramento, California.
  • 1941 Earned a Ph.D. from MIT.
  • 1944 to 1945 Worked on the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos.

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