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Constance Reid

Constance Reid, American writer. Recipient Joint Policy Board for Mathematics Communications award, 1998. Member of Mathematics Association American.

Background

  • Reid, Constance was born on January 3, 1918 in St. Louis. Daughter of Ralph Bowers and Helen Marie (Hall) Bowman.

  • Education

    • AB, San Diego State College, California, 1938. Master of Education, University California, Berkeley, 1949.

    Career

    • High School teacher San Diego City Schools, California, 1939-1948. Junior College teacher San Diego City schools, 1949-1950. Writer freelance, from 1950.

    Works

    • From Zero to Infinity: What Makes Numbers Interesting
    • From Zero to Infinity is a combination of number lore, number history, and sparkling descriptions of the simply stated but exceedingly difficult problems posed by the most ordinary numbers that first appeared in 1955 and has been kept in print continuously ever since.
    • Neyman - From Life
    • Jerzy Neyman received the National Medal of Science "for laying the foundations of modern statistics and devising tests and procedures that have become essential parts of the knowledge of every statistician.
    • Hilbert
    • I am very pleased that my books about David Hilbert, published in 1970, and Richard Courant, published in 1976, are now being issued by Springer­ Verlag in a single volume.
    • Hilbert
    • I am very pleased that my books about David Hilbert, published in 1970, and Richard Courant, published in 1976, are now being issued by Springer­ Verlag in a single volume.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member of Mathematics Association American.

    Personality

    Interests

    Contemporary art, films, reading, education.

    Connections

    • Married Neil Dan Reid, June 23, 1950. Children: Julia Emma, Stewart Bowman.
    • father: Ralph Bowers Bowman
    • mother: Helen Marie (Hall) Bowman
    • spouse: Neil Dan Reid
    • children: Julia Emma Reid
    • Stewart Bowman Reid
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    Born January 3, 1918
    Died October 14, 2010
    (aged 92)
    Nationality
    • 1938
      San Diego State College
    • 1949
      University California
    • 1939 - 1948
      High School teacher, San Diego City Schools
      California, United States
    • 1949 - 1950
      Junior College teacher, San Diego City schools

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