Out of the best and most productive years of each man’s life, he should carve a segment in which he puts his private career aside to serve his community and his country, and thereby serve his children, his neighbours, his fellow men, and the cause of freedom.
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|Birth:||8th July, 1899|
|Death:||15th January, 1981|
|Profession:||Businessman, Lawyer, Writer|
David Eli Lilienthal was born in Morton, Illinois. He was an American attorney, businessman, writer and public administrator, best known for leading the Tennessee Valley Authority and later the Atomic Energy Commission. He had practiced public utility law and led the Wisconsin Public Utilities Commission. In 1955, he formed an engineering and consulting firm called Development and Resources Corporation, which shared some of the TVA's objectives: major public power and public works projects. Lilienthal's books include TVA: Democracy on the March, This I Do Believe, Big Business: A New Era and Change, Hope and the Bomb. In 1951 he was awarded the Public Welfare Medal from the National Academy of Sciences.
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