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Dr. Poire, Noted Jewish Scientist, Named Advisor to Kennedy on Science

October 3, 1961
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Dr. Emanuel R. Piore, well-known American Jewish physicist, was named today by President Kennedy to membership on the National Science Board, the body which advises the President on major scientific problems. He succeeds Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg, who has been named chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission.

Dr. Piore was also one of the top advisors to President Eisenhower on matters dealing with nuclear science. His Science Board post is non-salaried. He is vice-president for research and engineering of the International Business Machines Corporation.

Born in Vilna in 1908, Dr. Piore has been noted for years as one of this country’s most outstanding physicists. He is a son-in-law of Alexander Kahn, general manager of The Jewish Daily Forward. During World War II, he served as head of the Special Weapons Division of the United States Navy, and was later the head of the electronic division of the Office of Naval Research. Later he held the post of Deputy Chief Scientist of the Naval Research Office.

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