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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.


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.

Perry Robinson MacN.

Clausine (Mann) MacN.

Marjorie J. Wyllie

Perry Robinson Macneille

Jeanette Clausine Macneille

John Holbrook Macneille