Arthur Squires

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Arthur M. Squires (21 March 1916–18 May 2012) was a chemical engineer and member of the Manhattan Project.[1] He was later on the chemical engineering faculties of the City College of New York and Virginia Tech, where he was professor.[2]

He was a native of Neodesha, Kansas, and died at Blacksburg, Virginia. His first degree was from the University of Missouri; his PhD, in physical chemistry, was awarded by Cornell University.[2]

He also wrote several books, including The Tender Ship, which defends his thesis that governments are usually incompetent managers of technology projects.[3]


  1. ^ - Arthur Squires interviews
  2. ^ a b NAP Memorial Tributes vol. 18: obituary
  3. ^ Arthur, Squires (1986). The Tender Ship. Boston: Birkhauser. pp. 1–3.

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