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Walter Charles Marshall

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Walter Charles Marshall (1932-1996), Baron Marshall of Goring FRS, CBE, of the CEGB

1932 March 5th. Born at Rumney, Cardiff, the son of Frank Marshall and Amy Pearson he studied mathematical physics at Birmingham University and gained a PhD there under Rudolf Peierls.

In 1955 he married Ann Sheppard in Cardiff and had a son and daughter.

He joined the Theoretical Physics Division at AERE Harwell in 1954, succeeding Brian Hilton Flowers as Head of that Division in 1960 and becoming Director of AERE in 1968.

He was appointed Chairman of UKAEA in 1981.

Appointed a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 1973, he was Knighted in 1982.

As a champion of nuclear power, he was appointed, in 1983, to be chairman of the CEGB.

1996 Febrary 20th. Died in London.

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