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Edward Vermilye Huntington

(1874—1952)


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Edward Vermilye Huntington was born 26 April 1874 in Clinton, New York. He was educated at Harvard University, where he was a student of Josiah Royce, receiving his BA in 1895 and his MA in mathematics in 1897. Huntington taught mathematics at Harvard from 1895 to 1897 and Williams College from 1897 to 1899. He then attended the University of Strassburg, earning his PhD in mathematics in 1901 with a dissertation on algebra. He returned to join Harvard's mathematics department in 1901 and remained there until retiring in 1941, interrupted only by service in the Statistical Branch of the US War Department during World War I. In 1913 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was one of the founders of the Mathematical Association of America and served as its President in 1919. He was also Vice President of the American Mathematical Society in 1924. Huntington died on 25 November 1952 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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From The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers in Oxford Reference.

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