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Crooks, Lawrence, 1924-2007


Lawrence Crooks was born Fubruary 29, 1924, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Lawrence married Jean on August 8, 1947, and had two children: James Lawrence and Kathryn Jean.

Crooks was enlisted in the United States Army from 1942 to 1945 as a combat engineer battalion in the European Theater, First and Third Armies and served during the Battle of the Bulge.

Crooks obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from thr University of California located in Berkeley, California.

Crooks began working as the Design Engineer for the Linear Particle Accelerator at the Livermore Laboratory in 1953. In 1965, Crooks transferred to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in Nevada and became the resident manager at the Nevada Test Site. In 1983, Crooks was assigned to the Department of Energy Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and worked for the International Security Affairs Office (ISA). Crooks returned to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1986 and wroked as a consultant fror the Nevada Department of Energy until his retirement in 1987.