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Rickover, Hyman George (27 January 1900–08 July 1986), nuclear engineer and naval officer, was born in Makow, Russian Poland, the son of Abraham Rickover, a tailor, and Rachel Unger. Because of poverty and the persecution of Jews, Abraham Rickover fled to the United States. His wife, son, and daughter followed in 1906. They lived in Brooklyn, New York, in straitened circumstances. The family moved to Chicago in 1909 or 1910....