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Ayres, Leonard Porter

Mary B. Stavish.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Probability and Statistics; Economics. 1150 words.

Ayres, Leonard Porter (15 September 1879–29 October 1946), educator, statistician, and economist, was born in Niantic, Connecticut, the son of Milan Church Ayres and Georgiana Gall. His...

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Blackburn, Hugh

A. J. Crilly.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Organization and Management of Education. 1455 words.

Blackburn, Hugh (1823–1909), mathematician and college administrator, was born on 2 July 1823 at Craigflower in Fife, the seventh and youngest son of the eight children of John Blackburn...

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Combridge, John Theodore

Michael H. Price.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Organization and Management of Education. 746 words.

Combridge, John Theodore (1897–1986), mathematician and university administrator, was born on 28 August 1897 at 5 Leopold Road, Brighton, the son of Daniel Thomas Combridge, a retired...

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Ferrers, Norman Macleod

John Venn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Organization and Management of Education. 879 words.

Ferrers, Norman Macleod (1829–1903), mathematician and university administrator, was born on 11 August 1829 at Prinknash Park, Upton St Leonards, Gloucestershire, the only child of Thomas...

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Filon, Louis Napoleon George

G. B. Jeffery.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Organization and Management of Education. 976 words.

Filon, Louis Napoleon George (1875–1937), mathematical physicist and university administrator, was born at St Cloud, near Paris, on 22 November 1875, the only son of Pierre Marie Augustin...

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Fletcher, Joseph

Timothy L. Alborn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Organization and Management of Education; Probability and Statistics. 570 words.

Fletcher, Joseph (1813–1852), statistician and school inspector, was the third son of George Fletcher, of Rennes, France. Little is known of his background and early life, except that he...

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Lighthill, Sir (Michael) James

T. J. Pedley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Organization and Management of Education. 2291 words.

Lighthill, Sir (Michael) James (1924–1998), applied mathematician and university administrator, was born on 23 January 1924 in the rue Puccini, Paris, the third and youngest child of Ernest...

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Maddison, Isabel

James J. Tattersall and Shawnee L. McMurran.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Mathematics. 985 words.

Maddison, Isabel (13 April 1869–22 October 1950), mathematician and administrator, was born in Cumberland, England, the daughter of John Maddison, a civil servant, and Mary Anderson....

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Peirce, James Mills

Joseph D. Zund.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Mathematics; Education. 883 words.

Peirce, James Mills (01 May 1834–21 March 1906), mathematician and educator, was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the son of Benjamin Peirce and Sarah Hunt Mills. At the time of James’s...

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Pitt, Sir Harry Raymond

N. H. Bingham.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Organization and Management of Education. 914 words.

Pitt, Sir Harry Raymond (1914–2005), mathematician and university administrator, was born on 3 June 1914 at 212 Oldbury Road, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, the only son of Harry Pitt, iron...

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