John Marburger

Physicist, Politician

1941 – 2011

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Who was John Marburger?

John Harmen Marburger III was an American physicist who directed the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the administration of President George W. Bush, serving as the Science Advisor to the President. His tenure was marked by controversy regarding his defense of the administration against allegations from over two dozen Nobel Laureates, amongst others, that scientific evidence was being suppressed or ignored in policy decisions, including those relating to stem cell research and global warming. However, he has also been credited with keeping the political effects of the September 11 attacks from harming science research—by ensuring that tighter visa controls did not hinder the movement of those engaged in scientific research—and with increasing awareness of the relationship between science and government. He also served as the President of Stony Brook University from 1980 until 1994, and director of Brookhaven National Laboratory from 1998 until 2001.

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Born
Feb 8, 1941
Staten Island
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Stanford University
  • Princeton University
Died
Jul 28, 2011
Port Jefferson

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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