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In 1995, Jeff Bezos’ parents took a $250,000 gamble on his fledgling startup

One IPO and 3 splits later, his parents’ stake could be worth almost $30 billion today. That would make them wealthier than Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen… via @technology
[2] I am NOT saying #Bezos committed insider trading

But I AM saying that grandfather LP #Gise was a director at the AEC (Atomic Energy Commission) and key person to approve and fund ARPA , from which #ARPAnet evolved , and now #Amazon is the largest cloud provider on Earth
[3] Dont believe me? Search this for "Gise" (or LP Gise).…
[4] Yea, Bezos' grandfather was a real "nobody". Just an everyday manager at the AEC.

See 1967 Sandia Lab News -…
[5] Sandia Lab News, VOL 20, NO 9, MAY 3, 1968. L.P. #Gise retirement notice (#JeffBezos Grandfather)

"Lawrence P. Gise, manager of the Atomic Energy Commission's Albuquerque Operations since Aug. 1, 1964, retired this week after almost 33yrs of federal government service."
[6] "James L. McCraw, ALO deputy mgr, is acting manager of Albuquerque Operations until arrival of Lt. Gen. Harold C. Dormelly, USAF, about Aug. 1. Now director of the Defense Atomic Support Agency, Washington, D.C., General Donnelly is retiring from military service after 35yrs"
[7] "Mr. Gise joined Dept of Agriculture in Washington as a messenger in Aug 1935. He left that agency as chief, Administrative Service Division, Bureau of Chemistry and Engineering in 1942 to transfer to the Public Building Administration."
[8] "That same year (1942) , [ #Gise ] entered the U. S. Navy and served as an officer for four year."
[9] "Following his military service, [ #Gise ] served briefly with the Veterans Administration in Dallas and later with the Navy Department in Washington."
[10] " #Gise joined the AEC's Division of Finance in 1949, transferring the following year to the Division of Military Application. He became assistant director of the division in 1955."
[11] " In 1958, #Gise transferred to the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the Department of Defense where he served progresively as director, Program Control and Administration; assistant director for administration, and deputy director."
[12] " Mr. #Gise was president of the Albuquerque-Santa Fe Federal Executives Association, an officer and director of the United Community Fund, and a member of the Albuquerque Armed Forces Advisory Committee."
[13] Sandia Lab News, VOL. 20, NO. 4, FEBRUARY 23, 1968

"Two members of the Atomic Energy Commission and key members of the AEC Headquarters and Albuquerque Operations staff visited the Laboratory last week for technical briefings on Sandia weapon systems and other programs."
[14] Sandia Lab News, V19, N24, Dec 1 1967

AWARD from U.S. Navy presented to LP #Gise , manager of AEC Abq Operations for organization's contribution to Navy's Fleet Ballistic Missile System. Cmdr Dan Piraino, representing Navy's Special Proiects Office, D.C., presented award.
[15] Wow ... #Gise (grandfather of Bezos )
[16] Sandia Lab News VOL. 19, NO. 10, MAY 19, 1967
"VISITING SANDIA LABS recently H. T. Herrick, Director, Labor Relations, AEC, Wash DC; and John P. Chapman, Asst Dir Labor Relations, who reviewed administrative policies and programs with President John A. Hornbeck and LP #Gise"
[17] Sandia Lab News Vol. 18, No. 24, Dec 2, 1966
"VISITING SANDIA [] was US Rep John F. Rhodes from Arizona (center). A member of the House Appropriations Committee, Rhodes met with LP Gise (left), mgr of AEC/ALO, and CW Campbell, VP 4000, before visiting some of the installs."
[18] Sandia Lab News VOL. 18, NO. 22, Nov 4 1966
"VISITING SANDIA LABS last week were Robert E Hollingsworth (left), GM of the AEC, and Wilfrid E Johnson (2nd from left), AEC Commissioner. They talked w/ John A. Hornbeck, Sandia Corporation President, and LP #Gise (right)"
[19] Sandia Lab News DECEMBER 17 1965
[20] Nothing to see here folks. Move along.

LP #Gise promotion at Sandia pictured in same Sandia Lab News ( VOL. 16, NO. 14/ JULY 3, 1964 ) as remembers the JFK Assassination .
[21] More good background on LP #Gise (VOL. 16, NO. 13/JUNE 19,1964)

"Born in Laredo TX, April 23, 1915, he is a graduate of Columbus University (Bachelor's degree, Commercial Science) and in 1940 of Strayer College (Master's degree, Commercial Science), both in Washington DC."
[22] "He was a Lt. Command•r in the Navy from 1942 to 1946, served briefly with the Veterans Administration, then returned to the Navy Department as Deputy Chief of the Estimates and Analysis Division, Budget Office."
[23] "In 1958, he went to the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the Department of Defense, where he served until 1961, progressively in the position of Director of Program Control and Administration, Assistant Director and then Deputy Director."
[24] Sandia Corporation Lab News - JUNE 7, 1963

LP #Gise and the RFD-1 Reactor Reentry Test

@GeorgWebb was talking just today about nuclear-powered rockets !
[25] So now #DARPA / #ARPA ... Who did come up with the name ?

In a 1975 conversation , LP #Gise mentioned that he believes Lt. Col. George Brown, USAF, a military assistant in, Holaday's office, actually came up with the name "ARPA".
[26] In January 1958 , LP #Gise was offered the top job at #ARPA (according to this 1975 document on DARPA)
[27] Ultimately through, LP #Gise was recruited in 1958 "from the AEC to handle the Agency's [ARPA's] financial management activity"
[28] 1958 - "An office of Program Control + Administration (led Gise) consisting of 7 civilian professionals, was set up to handle budgetary control and, assignment of funds to Service agents for contracting (through what became formalized as the "ARPA Order" system), ...."
[29] The IDA (Institute of Defense Analysis) was the first to help plan the first group of ARPA projects. Upon creating a TOD (Techncial Operations Division), #Gise was elevated to the position of Assistant Director for Administration.
[30] LP #Gise was incredibly influential in the procurement model of early #ARPA .
[31] "The Saturn IB (pronounced "one B", also known as the uprated Saturn I) was an American launch vehicle commissioned by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for the Apollo program. "
[32] Who could have guessed that LP #Gise was there for the Saturn IB budget meetings in the fall of 1958 for #ARPA ... I have a lot to read on the subject, mostly grabbing highlights now.
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What? The grandfather of Jeff Bezos was director at DARPA and Sandia, and was thanked by the US Navy for nuclear warhead SSBM (surface to surface ballistic missiles) tech for US submarines?

I thought Amazon only got big because Bezos is “son of an immigrant”!
[33] Holy firetruck - Was LP #Gise (grandfather of #JeffBezos ) the man at the Atomic Energy Commission ( #AEC ) that signed over control of the #RockyFlatsPlant in the 1960s to #DOW Chemical ????
[34] How deep does the rabbit hole go on this path? You know, #RockyFlatsPlant ?…
[35] #RockyFlats made nukes . #LPGise - #DOWChemical - #JeffBezos - I'm sure @HuffPost would be all over this today if it connected to President Trump…
[36] Crazy - Found the copies of the #RockyFlats / #Gise papers on a #CDC government site - Download them for yourself -…
[37] This looks like a fun read you can get on Google books - "
Elements of Controversy: The Atomic Energy Commission and Radiation Safety"
[38] And there that pesky ol' LP #Gise is again, discussing nuclear weapons testing in 1956, as a regional maanger at the Atomic Energy Commission. Just a great big nobody - Just a footnote in the "How #Amazon was created" book.
[39] How interesting - So LP #Gise signs over #RockyFlats management to DOW Chemical under HD Doan (last member of Dow family to manage DOW Chemical)

Now, Guess who had a dad who was a lifetime exec at DuPont? Of course ..... #RobertMueller 's own father, Robert Swan Mueller Jr.
[40] So LP Gise was a US Navy officer (admiral actually), as was Robert Swan Mueller Jr., Born one year apart. Hmmm... Robert "Highly Enriched Uranium" Mueller's dad is widely rumored to be a Nazi Paperclip (Heinrich Muller). Now the wheels are turning.
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