James Bryant Conant, 26 March 1893 - 11 February 1978

  title={James Bryant Conant, 26 March 1893 - 11 February 1978},
  author={George B. Kistiakowsky and Frank Henry Westheimer},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  pages={208 - 232}
James Bryant Conant was born on 26 March 1893 in the town of Dorchester, Massachusetts; he was the youngest child in the family, having two much older sisters. In 1880, shortly after their marriage, his parents, James Scott Conant and Jennet Bryant Conant, had moved to Dorchester from Joppa Village in the county of Plymouth, a town some 40 miles southeast of Boston, that had been the residence of the Bryant and the Conant families for generations. Grandfather Bryant was an outspoken Yankee… 
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