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1863-1935 - Arthur Henderson - Held many political offices. Chaired the Geneva Disarmament Conference in 1932-34. 1934
1872-1970 - Bertrand Russell - Philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian & social critic. P 1950
1889-1982 - Philip Noel-Baker - Politician, diplomat & academic. Athlete. "Fighter for Peace." Renowned campaigner for disarmament. P 1959
1901-1994 - Linus Pauling - Chemist, biochemist, peace activist, author & educator. Recd 2 Nobel Prizes. 1954 1961 1962 1962
1902-1986 - Alva Myrdal - Supported disarmament. Wife of Gunner Myrdal. 1982 with Alfonso Garcia Robles 1988 Posthumous
1905-1982 - Canon John Collins - Anglican clergyman. Helped found Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in 1957.
1908-2005 - Joseph Rotblat - Manhattan Project scientist. SecGen of Pugwash Confs 1957-1973. See video. 1992 P 1995
1910-1998 - Earle Reynolds - Constructed the "Phoenix of Hiroshima." Husband of Barbard Leonard Reynolds.
1913-2010 - Michael Foot - Labour Party politician, journalist & author. Led first march by Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) in 1958.
1914-1985 - Gerald Holtom - Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. Designed the CND peace symbol in 1958.
1915-1990 - Norman Cousins - "Tireless advocate of liberal causes." Subject of 1st US monument in Hiroshima in 2003. 1990
1915-1990 - Barbara Leonard Reynolds - Founded WFC & PRC. Subject of 2nd US monument in Hiroshima in 2011.
1918-2003 - Robert Swann - Anti-nuclear communitarian. Created EF Schumacher Soc & Voluntown Peace Trust. See autobio & wife Marjorie Swann Edwin. CO
1921-Alive - Daniel Berrigan - RC priest, peace activist & Christian anarchist. Brother of Philip Berrigan (qv).
1923-2002 - Philip Berrigan - RC priest. Peace activist. Brother of Daniel Berrigan (qv). Married Elizabeth McAlister (qv).
1923-2009 - Ed Grothus - Machinist. Protested US atomic bombs. See monuments in Los Alamos, New Mexico (USA).
1924-2010 - Paul Conrad - LA Times political cartoonist. Syndicated worldwide. See video. Designed "Chain Reaction" (anti-nuclear mushroom cloud).
1926-2001 - Sam Day -
1928-1985 - William Stringfellow - Lawyer, lay theologian & social activist. Harbored fugitive Daniel Berrigan (qv).
1929-Alive - Bruce Kent - Priest. Gen Sec of Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament 1980-85. Married Valery Flessati in 1988. Click here for recent article.
1931-2011 - Clive Rosher - Political activist. A founder of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).
1934-Alive - Marjorie Swann Edwin - Nuclear resister. Co-founded Cte for Nonviolent Action in 1957. Wife of Robert Swann (qv).
1937-Alive - Sister Mary Dennis Lentsch - Anti-war activist. Emprisoned for protesting at Y-12 bomb plant in Oak Ridge, TN.
c1940-Alive -Valerie Flessati - Vice President of Pax Christi. Compiled "A Peace Trail through London" in 1998 & 2012. Wife of Bruce Kent (qv).
1940-Alive - Elizabeth McAlister - Roman Catholic nun. Married Philip Berrigan (qv). Co-founded Jonah House in 1973.
1944-Alive - Jessica Reynolds Shaver Renshaw - Author. Lived in Hiroshima. Sailed w/parents Earle & Barbara Reynolds (qv) into atomic test area in 1958.
1945-Alive - Concepcion Picciotto - Has lived in a peace camp opposite the White House since 1981. Longest protest in US history.
1953-Alive - Kathy Kelly - A founder of Voices in the Wilderness. Co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence.
1954-Alive - Mordechai Vanunu - Nuclear technician. Revealed Israeli nuclear program in 1986. CND headquarters named for him in London. 1987
1956-Alive - Ellen Barfield - Peace activist. US Army 1977-81. Peace Farm. In Veterans for Peace, WILPF, WRL, SOAW & NCNR. Wife of Larry Egbert.
1956-Alive - Ralph Hutchison - Presbyterian minister. Anti-nuclear activist. Coordinator of Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance (OREPA).