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Martin Gardner, American Writer. With United States Navy, 1942-1946. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences; member American Mathematics Society, Mathematics Association American(honorary life), Committee for Science Investigation of Paranormal, Lewis Carroll Society, International Wizard of Oz Club. M C.

Background

Gardner, Martin was born on October 21, 1914 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States. Son of James Henry and Willie (Spiers) Gardner.

Education

Bachelor, University Chicago, 1936. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Bucknell University, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Furman University, 1994.

Career

Freelance writer.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author 70 books including Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery, Aha Insight, Aha Gotcha, Perplexing Puzzles and Tantalizing Teasers, Space Puzzles, Codes, Ciphers and Secret Writing, The Annotated Snark, The Snark Puzzle Book, Fads and Fallacies, Logic Machines and Diagrams, Annotated Alice, More Annotated Alice, The Whys of a Philosophical Scrivener, Gardner's Whys and Wherefores, The New Age, Order and Surprise, The No-Sided Professor, The Annotated Casey at the Bat, The Annotated Night Before Christmas, On the Wild Side, The New Ambidextrous Universe, The Relativity Explosion, The Sacred Beetle, Science: Good, Bad and Bogus, The Night Is Large, Weird Water and Fuzzy Logic, Visitors From Oz, The Flight of Peter Fromm, Sixteen Collections of Scientific American Columns on Mathematics.

Membership

With United States Navy, 1942-1946. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member American Mathematics Society, Mathematics Association American(honorary life), Committee for Science Investigation of Paranormal, Lewis Carroll Society, International Wizard of Oz Club. M C.

Connections

Married Charlotte Greenwald, October 17, 1952 (deceased 2000). Children: James Emmett, Thomas Owen.

father:
James Henry Gardner

mother:
Willie (Spiers) Gardner

spouse:
Charlotte Greenwald

children:
James Emmett Gardner

Thomas Owen Gardner