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Northrop, John (Howard)

(1891–1987) biochemist; born in Yonkers, N.Y. He spent most of his career pursuing viral and enzyme research at the Rockefeller Institute (later University) (1924–61), with time out to serve as professor of bacteriology at the University of California: Berkeley (1949–58). During the 1930s, he and his colleagues isolated the enzymes trypsin and chymotrypsin. In 1939 he was the first to isolate a bacterial virus, and in 1940 he crystallized diphtheria antitoxin. He shared the Nobel Prize in chemistry (1946).

Northrop, John (Knudsen)

(1895–1981) aircraft designer; born in Newark, N.J. He worked for both the Douglas and Lockheed corporations before forming Northrop Aircraft Inc., in 1939. His airplane designs included the Vega, the A-17 attack plane, and the P-61 night fighter. He retired in 1952 but continued to consult with Northrop.
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He would be very pleased to be with you here today,'' John Northrop told the youngsters.
It is not hard to see why Land Warrior has run into trouble, said John Northrop, a technical consultant who works with the General Dynamics Eagle Enterprise team.
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John Northrop, of the Pay and Workforce Research body, is the second speaker at the conference and will outline how working practices also have to change in line with greater flexibility of hours and improved conditions.
John Northrop, of NHS pay and conditions experts PWR, said: "Ironically it is likely that the trusts who are slow to introduce flexible working are making use of agencies who are providing flexible working but at a considerable price.
Past honorees include John Brizendine, Pete Conrad, James Doolittle, Sam Iacobellis, Paul MacCready, John Northrop, Allen Paulson, Allen Puckett, Jack Real, Bobbi Trout and Chuck Yeager.
He would be very honored and very thrilled,'' John Northrop said of his father.
In addition, John Northrop (son of Jack Northrop) and Nancy Conrad (wife of Peter Conrad) will be in attendance.