Biography of dr dixy lee ray

It described stark realities like a significant number of functionally illiterate high schoolers, plummeting student performance, and international competitors breathing down our necks. The secretary's harsh criticism of some congressional leaders dismayed President Ford, who was more willing than Schlesinger to compromise on the Defense budget.

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer quoted her as saying "she favors abolishing political parties and taking away voting rights from anyone who fails to vote in two consecutive elections" May 12, When Seaborg returned to accompany Griggs for the journey back to Chicago, friends expected them to marry in Chicago.

Schlesinger penned a number of opinion pieces on global warmingexpressing a strongly skeptical position.

Dixie Lee Ray on the ‘Environmental’ Movement

Blair Butterworth, who ran Ray's gubernatorial campaign in and then ran the campaign that defeated her intold the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "She was quotable, both the medium and the message" January 3, She was especially concerned with de-mystifying science to the general public, a controversial idea among scientists at the time.

One fellow professor reportedly described her as "an intemperate, feeble-minded old bitch. Ray spent the next four years teaching science in the Oakland Unified School District. Eventually the combatants agreed to a cease-fire, but not before the Soviet Union threatened to intervene on the Arab side and the United States declared a higher level worldwide alert of its forces.

Yet much of the environmental rhetoric ignores or denies these processes and makes man guilty for sustaining his own life. She developed the centre into a major facility for publicizing and popularizing science. The International Socialist Party, which is intent upon continuing to press countries into socialism, is now headed up by people within the United Nations.

Dixy Lee Ray

Republican John Spellman b. Ray led a team of graduate students in performing marine research in the Indian Ocean. Wheeler traditionally presented to First Citizen recipients, Ray was given a symbolic Kwakiutl headdress and a wooden mask carved by Kwakiutl tribe member Russell Jones.

A profile by Graham Chedd in New Scientist explained that, Almost everyone found the eccentricities delightful, and preserved their macho with speculations of the mincemeat that would be made of her by such AEC "heavies" as Milton Shaw, head of the powerful division of reactor development, and Chet Holifield, the iron man of the congressional joint committee on atomic energy.

Schlesinger disagreed with doing so and didn't send the aircraft. By this point, McNamara and Seaborg had been discussing the AEC's studies on the ecological effects of nuclear war and "clean" weapon alternatives.

He got along well with the military leadership because he proposed to give them more resources, consulted with them regularly, and shared many of their views.

Her choice of hosiery white knee socks was reported. Ray lived in a foot motor home parked in rural Virginia and was chauffeured to the AEC offices in Germantown, Maryland, in a limousine.

Plutonium is fairly stable, but undergoes alpha-decay, which explained the presence of alpha particles coming from neptunium. The witnesses at the Seaborg wedding were a clerk and a janitor. This early exposure to nature was formative to Dixy Lee, who later credited the hours out of doors with her attraction to science.

According to Bob Woodward 's book, ShadowFord let the incident go, but when Schlesinger committed further insubordination on other matters, Ford finally fired him. His patent on curium never proved commercially viable because of the element's short half-life, but americium is commonly used in household smoke detectors and thus provided a good source of royalty income to Seaborg in later years.

Dickens evolved to Dixy. State Department[ edit ] InRay was appointed Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs by Gerald Fordbut resigned five months later, complaining about lack of input into department decision making.

Glenn T. Seaborg

At age 12 she climbed Mount Rainier, the youngest girl on record to have done so at the time. Woodward says that an elected president, which Ford was not, would never have tolerated the insubordination.

It is not classified as a pagan religion. Her public life began shortly after the Seattle's World's Fair in Ray embraced nuclear energy because she felt that whereas fossil fuel supplies were limited, atomic energy was not.

But when it became clear that the Israelis faced more formidable military forces than anticipated, and could not meet their own resupply arrangements, the United States took up the burden.

A profile by Graham Chedd in New Scientist explained that, Almost everyone found the eccentricities delightful, and preserved their macho with speculations of the mincemeat that would be made of her by such AEC "heavies" as Milton Shaw, head of the powerful division of reactor development, and Chet Holifield, the iron man of the congressional joint committee on atomic energy.

This pragmatic but unbending stance and Ray's consistent dismissal of any risks to the public or the environment maddened opponents of nuclear energy. Unlike most of her female peers, she pursue an education beyond high school, graduating valedictorian from Mills College in and, later obtaining a Ph.Dr.

Dixy Lee Ray, last chairperson of the Atomic Energy Commission and former governor of Washington state, was born September 3, in Tacoma, Washington.

Early on, Dixy's maverick spirit perpetuated her toward a life that would be anything, but conventional. Abstract Dr. Dixy Lee Ray grew up near the sea in Washington State.

As a girl she was a scholar and a champion athlete--at age 12 she was the youngest person to. Jan 03,  · Dixy Lee Ray, former chairwoman of the Atomic Energy Commission and Governor of Washington, died yesterday at her home on Fox Island, near Tacoma. She was James Rodney Schlesinger (February 15, – March 27, ) was an American economist and public servant who was best known for serving as Secretary of Defense from to under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald kaleiseminari.com became America's first Secretary of Energy under Jimmy Carter.

While Secretary of Defense, he opposed amnesty for draft resisters and pressed for. Dr.

Dr. Dixy Lee Ray

Dixy Lee Ray was a marine biologist, associate professor at the University of Washington, and director of Seattle's Pacific Science Center. In President Richard Nixon () appointed her to serve on the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), which she chaired from to In she.

In the evening, in the 28′ motor home that feels to her like a snug sailboat on the Aegean Sea, Dixy Lee Ray fixes an evening meal of orange juice and omelette in the galley, sips a Scotch and.

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