David Eli Lilienthal

David Eli Lilienthal
David Eli Lilienthal
  • Born: July 8, 1899
  • Died: January 15, 1981
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David Eli Lilienthal was an American attorney and public administrator, best known for his Presidential Appointment to head Tennessee Valley Authority and later the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). He had practiced public utility law and led the Wisconsin Public Utilities Commission.

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All government and all private institutions must be designed to promote and protect and defend the integrity and the dignity of the individual. And that is the essential meaning of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Constitution / Bills & Declaratiobns of Rights
Atomic energy bears that same duality ... expressed in the Book of Books thousands of years ago: "See, I have set before thee life and good, and death and evil ... therefore choose life" [see Deuteronomy 30:15, 19]. Energy ;Environment & Environmentalism
It is citizen participation that nourishes the strength of a democracy. Democracies & Republics
Machines and their development provide the greatest opportunity in the whole history of mankind to improve the lot of the individual human being. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
So terrible a weapon simply had to have an important peaceful use ... We were grimly determined to prove that this discovery was not just a weapon. Energy ;Nuclear, Chemical & Biological Weapons & Energy
The ancient liberal faith ... that our course be governed not by the dead hand of yesterday's facts and prejudices but by the living realities of today and our aspiration for tomorrow. It is this genius for making change serve the eternal unchanging values we cherish that is the very essence of American liberalism. Liberals & Conservatives
The genius of America is in it's ability to make adjustments. Negotiating & Negotiations
We keep saying we have no other course; what we should be saying is we are not bright enough to see any other course. Nuclear, Chemical & Biological Weapons & Energy