Oral History Session #1
Date:October 10, 1995
Place:New Brunswick, New Jersey
G. Kurt Piehler
Transcript Production Team:
Sandra Stewart Holyoak
Nicholas A. Ferroni
Nelson, Jr., Leslie C. Oral History Interview, October 10, 1995, by G. Kurt Piehler and Susan Tong, Page #, Rutgers Oral History Archives. Online: Insert URL (Last Accessed: Insert Date).
Leslie C. Nelson, Jr. grew up in New Brunswick, New Jersey. After high school, he joined the Army and served in the European Theater during World War II. Nelson was awarded a Purple Heart. He attended Rutgers and graduated with a degree chemistry in 1949. There he was a member of Scarlet R, a past president of the Rutgers Touchdown Club, and a Loyal Son of Rutgers. After Rutgers, he worked for the New Brunswick Research Laboratory of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and became the executive director.