May 28, 1954.

The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N. J.


I am enclosing herewith a copy of the Findings and Recommendation of the Personnel Security Board which has been considering your case. A majority of the Board recommends that your clearance not be reinstated.

You have the right, under section 4.18 of the Atomic Energy Commission's Security Clearance Procedures, to request review of your case by the Personnel Security Review Board and to submit a brief in support of your contentions. If you wish such review, it is necessary that you submit your request to me within 5 days of your receipt of this letter or June 7, 1954, whichever is later, and that your brief be filed with me not later than 20 days after your receipt of this letter.

If you do not request review of your case by the Personnel Security Review Board within the prescribed time, a final determination will be made on the basis of the existing record.

Upon full consideration of the entire record in the case, including the recommendation of the Personnel Security Review Board in the event you request review by that Board, I shall submit to the Commission by [sic] recommendation as to whether or not your clearance should be reinstated. The final determination will be made by the Commission.

I am sending a copy of this letter to Mr. Garrison, along with additional copies of the Personnel Security Board's Findings and Recommendation.

Sincerely yours,

K. D. NICHOLS, General Manager.

Cc: Lloyd K. Garrison, Esq., Paul, Weis, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, 575 Madison Avenue, New York 22, N. Y. (with 5 copies enclosure).

In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Texts of Principal Documents and Letters of Personnel Security Board, General Manager, Commissioners. Washington, D. C., May 27, 1954 Through June 29, 1954. Washington, United States Government Printing Office, 1954, p. 27.