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George Herbert Pimbley, 86, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Helen and George Herbert Pimbley. He received his A.B. in mathematics at Western Reserve. He went into the Navy in 1943 attending Midshipman School University of Norte Dame, Harvard University and M.I.T. for training in radar. He served mainly in the Pacific and was aboard the Franklin when it was bombed. After he was separated from the Navy, he stayed in California and worked at Navy Electronics in San Diego and then obtained his M.A. at University of California-Los Angeles.
He decided to try going to New Mexico and work at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. He was accepted into the Theoretical Division. He met his wife, Patricia Riker in Los Alamos and they were married in 1951 in the chapel of Princeton University. After a period of time he was accepted at New York University for further work in mathematics and received his Ph.D. in 1957 from the Courant Institute there.
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