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Hyman G. Rickover

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Hyman G. Rickover
Rickover pictured in 1955 as a rear admiral
Birth nameChaim Godalia Rickover
Nickname"Father of the Nuclear Navy" ; "The Kindly Old Gentleman," or simply "KOG"[1][2]
BornJanuary 27, 1900 (1900-01-27)
Maków Mazowiecki, Congress Poland
DiedJuly 8, 1986 (1986-07-09) (aged 86)
Arlington, Virginia
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service1918–1982
Rank Admiral
Commands heldUSS Finch
Naval Reactors
Battles/warsWorld War II
Cold War
AwardsNavy Distinguished Service Medal (3)
Legion of Merit (2)
Congressional Gold Medal (2)
Presidential Medal of Freedom
Enrico Fermi Award

Hyman G. Rickover (January 27, 1900 – July 8, 1986) was an Admiral in the U.S. Navy. He helped create nuclear powered submarines. He was director of the U.S. Naval Reactors office. Rickover is also one of four people who have been awarded two Congressional Gold Medals.


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  1. "Rickover Is Forced To Retire". November 14, 1981 – via www.washingtonpost.com.
  2. "Nuclear-Power Plants Would Be Better the Rickover Way". The New York Times. July 24, 1986.