James Wylie Gordon

2022 Hall of Fame Inductee

Retired, Laboratory Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory

A member of the Topeka High class of 1952, James Gordon attended the University of Chicago before his enlistment in the Navy from 1954-1957. Following his time serving his country, Mr. Gordon earned his B.S. and a Ph. D in Physics at the University of Kansas. For 20 years, he worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, serving as a staff member, group leader, and laboratory fellow. Over his career, Mr. Gordon received several accolades, including the prestigious E.O. Lawrence Memorial Award presented by the Department of Energy. In his retirement, Mr. Gordon and his family moved back to Kansas, settling in Baldwin City. Mr. Gordon passed away in March of 2016.