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groves, leslie richard

American army officer in charge of the Manhattan Engineer District (MED)-or, as it is commonly known, the Manhattan Project-which oversaw all aspects of scientific research, production, and security for the invention of the atomic bomb.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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