W. Sterling Cole

American politician
William Sterling Cole in 1958

William Sterling Cole (April 18, 1904 – March 15, 1987) was an American politician and civil servant and was the Chair of the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy.


  • "It is more sinful to conceal the power of the atom than it is to reveal it." Statement, 9 March 1954. Quoted in Peter G Boyle's The Churchill-Eisenhower Correspondence 1953-55
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