Franklin Matthias

Franklin Matthias

Franklin T. Matthias (1908-1993) was an American engineer who directed construction of the Hanford nuclear site, a key facility of the Manhattan Project during World War II. As a 34-year-old lieutenant colonel with the Army Corps of Engineers, he was appointed to the Hanford project by General Leslie Groves in 1942. [cite news |title= F. T. Matthias, 85; Built Nuclear Plant For First Atom Bomb |url= | work=New York Times|date= 1993-12-06 |accessdate=2008-03-05 ] [cite book | title=On the Home Front: The Cold War Legacy of the Hanford Nuclear Site | last=Gerber | first=Michele | edition=3rd | year=2007 |publisher= Bison Books |isbn=0803259956]


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