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William Marvin Whyburn

educator

William Marvin Whyburn, American educator. Member American Mathematics Society (council 1939-1943), Mathematics Association America (1st vice president 1944-1945), American Association for the Advancement of Science (member section A committee 1939-1941), Philosophical Society of Texas, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.

Background

Whyburn, William Marvin was born on November 12, 1901 in Lewisville, Texas, United States. Son of Thomas and Eugenia Elizabeth (McLeod) Whyburn.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Texas, 1922, Master of Arts, 1923, Doctor of Philosophy., 1927. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Texas Technological College, 1948.

Career

Teacher in public schools, Denton County, Texas, 1918-1920. Instructor mathematics, South Park Junior College, Beaumont, Texas, 1923-1924. Assistant professor mathematics, Texas Agricultural and Mech.

College, 1924-1925; associate professor mathematics, Texas Technological College, 1925-1926. National Research.

Works

  • Author: (with P. H. Daus and J.M. Gleason) Basic Mathematics for War and Industry, 1944. (with P. H. Daus) First Year College Mathematics with Applications, 1948, Algebra for College Students, 1955, Introduction to Mathematical Analysis, 1958, Algebra with Applications to Business and Economics, 1960. Contributor articles to mathematics journals.

Membership

Member American Mathematics Society (council 1939-1943), Mathematics Association America (1st vice president 1944-1945), American Association for the Advancement of Science (member section A committee 1939-1941), Philosophical Society of Texas, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Marie Barfield, December 29, 1923. Children: Willa Marie, Clifton Thomas.

father:
Thomas Whyburn

mother:
Eugenia Elizabeth (McLeod) Whyburn

spouse:
Marie Barfield

children:
Willa Marie Whyburn

Clifton Thomas Whyburn