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Patricia Postma

Patricia “Pat” Postma came to Oak Ridge, Tennessee as a kindergartner after her father, Thomas Dunigan, was recruited from the Army Signal Corps to join the Manhattan Project.

She was a professor in the College of Business at the University of Tennessee and also involved in the effort to build Oak Ridge’s International Friendship Bell, a symbol of peace and reconciliation between the US and Japan.

She was married to Herman Postma who was director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory from 1974-1988.


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