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Gregg Herken

Gregg Herken, historian, museum curator. Fulbright Foundation fellow, 1978-1979; Morse fellow Yale University, 1981-1982; MacArthur Foundation grantee, 1992. Member American History Association, Organization American Historians, Society Historians of America Foreign Relations.

Background

  • Herken, Gregg was born on May 23, 1947 in Richmond, California, United States. Son of Bernard and Marguerite (Goff) Herken.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts California, Santa Cruz, 1969. Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University, 1974.

    Career

    • Assistant professor Oberlin (Ohio) College, 1978-1979. Assistant, then associate professor Yale University, New Haven, 1979-1985. Senior research associate University California, Santa Cruz, 1985-1988.

      Chairman, then curator military space Smithsonian, Washington, since 1988. Senior research and policy analyst Advisory Committee Human Radiation Experiments, Washington, 1993-1995.

    Works

    • Counsels of War
    • Since the first atomic bomb was exploded in 1945, a close community of civilian experts, including scientists, academics, and think-tank intellectuals, has advised the American government on the prospects of nuclear war.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member American History Association, Organization American Historians, Society Historians of America Foreign Relations.

    Connections

    • Married Aven Switzer, July 23, 1983. 1 child, Benjamin.
    • father: Bernard Herken
    • mother: Marguerite (Goff) Herken
    • spouse: Aven Switzer
    • child: Benjamin Herken
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    Born March 23, 1947
    (age 69)
    Nationality
    • 1969
      University California
    • 1974
      PhD
    • 1978 - 1979
      Assistant, professor Oberlin (Ohio) College
    • 1979 - 1985
      assistant, professor Yale University
      New Haven, Connecticut, United States
    • 1979 - 1985
      then associate, professor Yale University
      New Haven, Connecticut, United States
    • 1985 - 1988
      senior, research associate University California
      Santa Cruz, Argentina
    • 1988
      chairman
      Washington, United States