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William Marvin Whyburn

William Marvin Whyburn, American educator. Member American Mathematics Society (council 1939-1943), Mathematics Association America (1st vice president 1944-1945), American Association for the Advancement of Science (member section A committee 1939-1941), Philosophical Society of Texas, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.

Background

  • Whyburn, William Marvin was born on November 12, 1901 in Lewisville, Texas, United States. Son of Thomas and Eugenia Elizabeth (McLeod) Whyburn.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University of Texas, 1922, Master of Arts, 1923, Doctor of Philosophy., 1927. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Texas Technological College, 1948.

    Career

    • Teacher in public schools, Denton County, Texas, 1918-1920. Instructor mathematics, South Park Junior College, Beaumont, Texas, 1923-1924. Assistant professor mathematics, Texas Agricultural and Mech.

      College, 1924-1925; associate professor mathematics, Texas Technological College, 1925-1926. National Research.

    Works

    • Author: (with P. H. Daus and J.M. Gleason) Basic Mathematics for War and Industry, 1944. (with P. H. Daus) First Year College Mathematics with Applications, 1948, Algebra for College Students, 1955, Introduction to Mathematical Analysis, 1958, Algebra with Applications to Business and Economics, 1960. Contributor articles to mathematics journals.

    Membership

    Member American Mathematics Society (council 1939-1943), Mathematics Association America (1st vice president 1944-1945), American Association for the Advancement of Science (member section A committee 1939-1941), Philosophical Society of Texas, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.

    Connections

    • Married Marie Barfield, December 29, 1923. Children: Willa Marie, Clifton Thomas.
    • father: Thomas Whyburn
    • mother: Eugenia Elizabeth (McLeod) Whyburn
    • spouse: Marie Barfield
    • children: Willa Marie Whyburn
    • Clifton Thomas Whyburn
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    Born November 12, 1901
    Died March 5, 1972
    (aged 70)
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