Jeremy Stone, American scientist and arms control activist, Died at 81

Jeremy J. Stone was born on November 23, 1935, and died on January 1, 2017.

He was president of the Federation of American Scientists from 1970 to 2000, where he led that organization’s advocacy initiatives in arms control, human rights, and foreign policy.

During 2000, Stone was succeeded as president by Dr. Henry Kelly.

He continued his work at a new organization called Catalytic Diplomacy.

He was the son of the journalist I.F. Stone.

He studied at the Bronx High School of Science (1951–53) during which time he taught Three-dimensional chess at the New School for Social Research.

He attending MIT for one year, Stone graduated from Swarthmore College in June 1957.

He was a consultant to the RAND Corporation in the summer of 1958, he invented the Cross-Section Method of Linear Programming.

He was the son of journalist I. F. Stone, and Esther Stone, and nephew of journalist and film critic Judy Stone.

Jeremy J. Stone resided, with his wife B. J. Stone, who predeceased him, in Carlsbad, California.

The Stanford-based professor and hero of Michael Crichton’s 1969 novel and movie The Andromeda Strain was named “Dr. Jeremy Stone.”

Dr. Jeremy J. Stone himself was in Stanford in 1969 but unlike the fictional character was studying post-graduate economics, not biology.

Available was a comic strip hero with the name Dr. Jeremy Stone, whose alter ego is the superbly muscled Maul.

Jeremy J. Stone passed away at 81 years old.