William T. Golden

The Scientist Date: March 3, 1997 THE SCIENTIST® The Newspaper for the Life Sciences Professional (609)-786-7207 For Fast Service "THE SCIENTIST has character and personality....THE SCIENTIST is a stimulating and very important component of the scientific literature." WILLIAM T. GOLDEN, Member, National Academy of Sciences 1996 recipient of the National Academy of Sciences Public Welfare Medal Since early childhood," William T. Golden remarks, "I have always enjoyed tinkering with elect

The Scientist Staff
Mar 2, 1997

The Scientist

Date: March 3, 1997


THE SCIENTIST®

The Newspaper for the Life Sciences Professional
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"THE SCIENTIST has character and personality....THE SCIENTIST is a stimulating and very important component of the scientific literature."

WILLIAM T. GOLDEN,
Member, National Academy of Sciences
1996 recipient of the National Academy of Sciences Public Welfare Medal

Since early childhood," William T. Golden remarks, "I have always enjoyed tinkering with electrical, chemical, biological, and mechanical things." In 1922, shortly after his 13th birthday, Golden received his amateur radio license. Although he ultimately pursued a career in finance and industry, Golden has played an important role in some of the U.S.'s key scientific policy developments.

Golden served as a naval officer in World War II and received commendations for inventing an antiaircraft machine gun device. As an adviser to President Harry Truman, he created the office of Science Adviser...

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