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Holbrook Mann Macneille

Holbrook Mann Macneille, American educator. Recipient President’s Certificate of Merit, 1948.


  • Macneille, Holbrook Mann was born on May 11, 1907 in New York City. Son of Perry Robinson and Clausine (Mann) MacN.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Swarthmore College, 1928. Bachelor of Arts (Rhodes scholar from New Jersey, 1928-1930) Oxford (England) University, 1930, A.M., 1947. Doctor of Philosophy., Harvard, 1935.

      Sterling research fellow, Yale, 1935-1936.


    • Assistant engineer Western Electric Company, 1930-1931. Instructor mathematics Swarthmore College, 1931-1933. Benjamin Pierce instructor mathematics Harvard, 1936-1938.

      Associate professor mathematics Kenyon College, 1938-1941, professor mathematics, 1941-1947, department chairman, 1945-1947. Science liaison officer London mission Office of Scientific Research and Development, American embassy, 1944-1946, head of mission, 1945-1946. Science director London branch office, United States Office Naval Research, 1946-1948.

      Chief, fundamental research branch, div. of research Atomic Energy Commission, Washington, 1948-1949. Executive director American Mathematics Society 1949-1954. Part time research associate Brown U. 1951-1954.

      Professor mathematics, department chairman Washington University, St. Louis, 1954-1961. Professor mathematics Case Institute Technology, Cleveland, 1961-1974, department chairman, 1961-1963.


    • Associate editor Mathematics magazine, 1962-1963. Contributor science articles to research journals.


    Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (council 1964). Member Mathematics Association American (member commission on educational media 1962-1966, chairman 1962-1963, governor 1966-1969, visiting lecturer 1958-1974), Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (council 1961-1964), London, Indian mathematics societies, Societe Mathematique de France, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.


    • Married Marjorie J. Wyllie, March 27, 1953. Children: Perry Robinson, Jeanette Clausine, John Holbrook.
    • father: Perry Robinson MacN.
    • mother: Clausine (Mann) MacN.
    • spouse: Marjorie J. Wyllie
    • children: Perry Robinson Macneille
    • Jeanette Clausine Macneille
    • John Holbrook Macneille
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    Born March 11, 1907
    Died September 30, 1973
    (aged 66)