Ed Grilly arrived in Los Alamos on Sept. 11, 1947. "The work seemed very interesting, so I came
out here, at least for a trial," he said. "Well, the trial has lasted 55 years." Ed and his late
wife, Mary, raised their two children, David and Janice, in Los Alamos. Ed later married Julie
Langham, whose husband, Wright, was killed in 1972 when a Ross flight en route to Los Alamos
Chairman of the United Way campaign in 1972 when the goal was raised from $65,000 to $125,000,
"we met out goal by parceling out the jobs and keeping after people," Ed said.
Ed was elected to serve in New Mexico House of Representatives in 1966 and 1968. Locally, he
served as block worker, ward, and district chairman, and on the County Republican and State
Fallout Shelter Management, The Los Alamos Golf Association, RSVP, and Kiwanis are some of the
other organizations that benefited from Ed's involvement.
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