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6. Eliakim Hastings Moore (18621932)
President, 19011902
Ph.D. Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1885
Moore was keenly interested in the frontier of mathematical research of the day and was particularly interested in pedagogical methods at all levels. He published research papers in four main areas: geometry; groups, numbers, algebra; theory of functions; and integral equations. He served as editor in chief of the Transactions of the AMS for its first seven years. Moore was also a major advocate for building up a vigorous American school of mathematics, drawing individuals from all over the world. He also proposed that the AMS publish the proceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians at Chicago in 1893a major publication enterprise which provided impetus to change the Society's name from the New York Mathematical Society to the American Mathematical Society. Moore was a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.


For more information:

A Semicentennial History of the American Mathematical Society, 18881938, by Raymond Clare Archibald (AMS, 1938), which contains CV, honors, bibliography, biographical notes and sources.

The MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive

The Mathematics Genealogy Project

A Century of Mathematics in America, Part II, Edited by Peter Duren with the assistance of Richard A. Askey and Uta C. Merzbach (American Mathematical Society, 1989), "Eliakim Hastings Moore and the Founding of a Mathematical Community in America, 18921902 [Reprint]," by Karen J. Parshall, p.155

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