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Hyman G. Rickover
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Rickover pictured in 1955 as a rear admiral
Birth name Chaim Godalia Rickover
Nickname(s) "Father of the Nuclear Navy" ; "The Kindly Old Gentleman," or simply "KOG"
Born January 27, 1900 (1900-01-27)
Maków Mazowiecki, Congress Poland
Died July 8, 1986 (1986-07-09) (aged 86)
Arlington, Virginia
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Navy
Years of service 1918–1982
Rank US Navy O10 infobox.svg Admiral
Commands held USS Finch
Naval Reactors
Battles/wars World War II
Cold War
Awards Navy Distinguished Service Medal (3)
Legion of Merit (2)
Congressional Gold Medal (2)
Presidential Medal of Freedom
Enrico Fermi Award
Spouse(s) Ruth D. Masters (1931–1972 (her death); 1 child)
Eleonore A. Bednowicz (1974–1986 (his death))

Hyman G. Rickover (January 27, 1900 – July 8, 1986) was an Admiral in the U.S. Navy. He helped create nuclear powered submarines. He was director of the U.S. Naval Reactors office. Rickover is also one of four people who have been awarded two Congressional Gold Medals.

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