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William Leake Ayres

William Leake Ayres, American educator. Recipient Gold Honor medal American Rose Society, 1969. Member Indiana Commision on Public Employee Retirement, 1953-1954.; Served as operations analyst United States Army Air Force, 1944-1945.; Member American Rose Society (president 1950-1951), American Mathematics Society (associate secretary 1938-1946), Mathematics Association American (vice president 1946-1947), Phi Delta Theta.; Rotarian.

Background

  • Ayres, William Leake was born on June 26, 1905 in Gatesville, Texas, United States. Son of Matthias Leake and Myrtie (Buckley) Ayres.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Southwestern U., 1923. Postgraduate University Texas, 1923-1925, U. Vienna, 1928-1929. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, 1927.

    Career

    • Research fellow, 1927-1929. Assistant professor mathematics University of Michigan, 1929-1933, associate professor, 1933-1941. Professor mathematics Purdue University 1941-1962, head department mathematics, 1941-1948, assistant dean Graduate School 1943-1947, acting dean School Science, Edition and Humanities, 1946-1947, dean, 1947-1962.

      Vice president, provost Southern Methodist U., Dallas, 1962-1966, professor mathematics, 1962-1970, Findlay professor mathematics 1970-1972, professor emeritus, 1972-1976. Visiting professor of University Virginia, summer 1938, University of California at Los Angeles, summer 1939.

    Works

    • Author: (with C.G. Fry and H.F.S. Jonah) General College Mathematics, 1952, 60, 70. Editor: (with R.L. Wilder) Lectures in Topology, 1941.

    Membership

    Member Indiana Commision on Public Employee Retirement, 1953-1954. Served as operations analyst United States Army Air Force, 1944-1945. Member American Rose Society (president 1950-1951), American Mathematics Society (associate secretary 1938-1946), Mathematics Association American (vice president 1946-1947), Phi Delta Theta.

    Connections

    • Married Juliette Pagenstecher, September 3, 1926. Children: Juliette (Mistress.
    • father: Matthias Leake Ayres
    • mother: Myrtie (Buckley) Ayres
    • spouse: Juliette Pagenstecher
    • child: Juliette (Mrs Ayres
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    Died January 22, 1976
    (aged 70)
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