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Cecil Byron Read, American educator.


Read, Cecil Byron was born on January 11, 1901 in Lewis, Iowa, United States. Son of Byron Justus and Mattie (Burns) Read.


Bachelor of Arts, Colorado College, 1927. A.M., Princeton, 1928. Master of Science, Colorado U., 1935.

Doctor of Philosophy., Colorado State College Education 1938.


December 1931); 1 son, Byron Joseph. Married second, Janet Marguerite Williams, April 20, 1935. Children—Barbara Janet, Beverly Jean.

Instructor in mathematics Princeton, 1928-1929. Master in mathematics Taft School, Watertown, Connecticut, 1929-1931. Head mathematics department Genessee Wesleyan Junior College, Lima, New York, 1931-1932.

Assistant professor mathematics U. Wichita (Kansas), 1932-1939, associate professor, 1939-1940, professor, 1940-1962, head department mathematics, 1940-1960. Visiting professor Central Michigan College Education, summers 1941, 49, Baylor University, summer 1962. Professor Central Michigan U., Mount Pleasant, 1962-1964, professor of history of mathematics, 1964-1972.

Visiting professor Western Michigan U., summer 1966. Active Boy Scouts American.


  • Other Work

    • Writer of articles on mathematics history, and teaching of mathematics, review of mathematics books. Mathematics editor School Science and Mathematics.


Since a human being is the central factor in the plan of salvation, the Gospel must be taught, understood and accepted by him.


Every human being regardless of its race, gender or sexual orientation should have all human and civil rights.


Church decisions should be made as openly as possible, giving opportunities for all to contribute. It is important for all views to be heard and taken seriously, especially where Christians disagree.


Member National, Michigan councils teachers mathematics, Michigan Education Association, Indian Mathematics Society, Mathematics Association American, American Mathematics Society, Central Association Science Mathematics Teachers (president 1960-1961), Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Phi Omega, Pi Mu Epsilon, Phi Delta Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi, Delta Epsilon, Tau Kappa Alpha, Kappa Mu Epsilon, Phi Kappa Phi (president Central Michigan U. Chapter 1971-1972). Kiwanian (became lieutenant governor 1968).


Married Mabel Marie Culbert, December 25, 1928 (deceased.; married second, Janet Marguerite Williams, April. Children: Barbara Janet, Beverly Jean.

Byron Justus Read

Mattie (Burns) Read

Mabel Marie Culbert

Janet Marguerite Williams

Barbara Janet Read

Beverly Jean Read