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Jonathan Dean Swift

Jonathan Dean Swift, American educator, mathematician.

Background

  • Swift, Jonathan Dean was born on November 12, 1918 in Portland, Oregon, United States. Son of Mathew Dean and Marie (Serum) Swift.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts with highest honors, University of California, Berkeley, 1939. Doctor of Philosophy., California Institute Technology, 1947.

    Career

    • Member faculty University of California at Los Angeles, 1947-1975, professor mathematics, 1961-1975, vice department chairman, 1963-1967, chairman College Letters and Science, 1968-1969, academic assistant, vice president academic affairs, 1972-1973. Mathematician Institute Defense Analyses, 1961-1962. Consultant in field.

    Works

    • Author: (with L.J. Paige) Elements of Linear Algebra, 1961, review edit. (with L.J. Paige and T.A. Slobko), 1974.

    Membership

    Member faculty University of California at Los Angeles, 1947-1975, professor mathematics, 1961-1975, vice department chairman, 1963-1967, chairman College Letters and Science, 1968-1969, academic assistant, vice president academic affairs, 1972-1973. Served to captain United States Army, 1941-1945. Member American Mathematics Society (council 1961-1967), Mathematics Society American, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.

    Connections

    • Married Hildegarde W. Commons, November 9, 1968.
    • father: Mathew Dean Swift
    • mother: Marie (Serum) Swift
    • spouse: Hildegarde W. Commons
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    Born November 12, 1918
    Died September 16, 1975
    (aged 56)
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