|Franklin T. Matthias|
Colonel Matthias at the Hanford site, 1942
Walnut Creek, California
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Commands held||Hanford Engineer Works (HEW)
(now Hanford Nuclear Reservation)
|Awards||Distinguished Service Medal|
|Other work||Vice president at Kaiser Engineers|
Franklin T. Matthias (1908–1993) was an American nuclear 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.
- "Franklin Matthias", Hanford, United States Department of Energy, Richland, Washington, 27 August 2013.
- "F. T. Matthias, 85; Built Nuclear Plant For First Atom Bomb". New York Times. 1993-12-06. Retrieved 2008-03-05.
- Gerber, Michele (2007). On the Home Front: The Cold War Legacy of the Hanford Nuclear Site (3rd ed.). Bison Books. ISBN 0-8032-5995-6.
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