Atomic Heritage Foundation

In partnership with the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

Join Today as an Atomic History Patron Member

Adrienne Lowry

Adrienne Lowry arrived at Los Alamos in 1942 after her husband, radiochemist and co-discoverer of plutonium, Joseph Kennedy, was selected by J. Robert Oppenheimer to lead the chemistry division at Los Alamos. Prior to the birth of her first child, Lowry helped carry mail between Los Alamos and Santa Fe. 

Adrienne Lowry's Timeline

  • 1922 Feb 2nd Born on a farm in northern California.
  • 1939 to 1943 Studied at the University of California at Berkeley.
  • 1942 Married Joseph W. Kennedy in California.

Related Profiles