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J. J. G. McCue

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Biography

Born: December 25th, 1913

Died: February 2011

J.J. Gerald McCue grew up in West Orange, NJ and graduated high school at age 16. Shortly after, he was employed by Bell Labs in Greenwich Village working as a technical assistant in vacuum tube development.

Aftre two years at Bell Labs, McCue enrolled at Harvard and graduated cum laude with a degree in Physics in 1936. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell in 1940 and began teaching at Hamilton College, where he remained for four years. After this time, he was employed by the MIT Rad Lab.

In 1945, McCue became an Associate Professor of Physics at Smith College and joined the MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory in 1949.