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Spofford Harris Kimball

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Spofford Harris Kimball, American educator. Member American Mathematics Society, Mathematics Association of America, American Society Engineering Education, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Theta Pi. Congregationalist.

Background

Kimball, Spofford Harris was born on November 13, 1901 in West Newton, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Joseph Harris and Alice Adelaide (Bartlett) Kimball.

Education

Deceased); Bachelor of Science, Denison U., Granville, O., 1923. Master of Arts, University of Pittsburgh, 1925. A.M., Harvard, 1929, Doctor of Philosophy., 1932.

Student Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, 1935-1936.

Career

Instructor in mathematics, Doane Academy, Granville, O., 1923-1924, University of Pittsburgh, 1924-1927, Harvard, 1929-1930, University of Pennsylvania, 1930-1931, U. Rochester, 1931-1935. Instructor in mathematics, U. Maine, 1936-1938, assistant, professor, 1938-1940, associate professor, 1940-1945, professor of mathematics since 1945, head department of mathematics and astronomy, since 1943. Chairman Orono Town Council, 1956-1963.

Works

  • Author: Plane and Spherical Trigonometry (with C. I. Palmer and C. W. Leigh), 1949.

Membership

Member American Mathematics Society, Mathematics Association of America, American Society Engineering Education, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Theta Pi. Congregationalist.

Connections

Married Marian Cramton Stevens, June 19, 1934. Children: Anne Spofford, Ruth Chandler, Richard Stevens.

father:
Joseph Harris Kimball

mother:
Alice Adelaide (Bartlett) Kimball

spouse:
Marian Cramton Stevens

children:
Anne Spofford Kimball

Ruth Chandler Kimball

Richard Stevens Kimball