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Brien McMahon (1903–1952)

Brien McMahon was born on October 6, 1903 in Norwalk, Connecticut, USA as James O'Brien McMahon. He was married to Rosemary Turner. He died on July 28, 1952 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. See full bio »

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 1982 The Atomic Cafe (Documentary)
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Sen. Brian McMahon

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The President of the United States has now given orders to build the hydrogen bomb - to create, in deliverable quantities, those chunks of the sun technically known as thermonuclear weapons... I believe that every morning each member of the United States Senate and House of Representatives, and each high official of the executive branch, should glance at the sun and reflect that what he sees ... See more »


Sponsored the Atomic Energy Act of 1946 (McMahon Act), establishing the civilian United States Atomic Energy Commission to supervise U.S. nuclear technology. See more »

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