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11. Henry Burchard Fine (18581928)
President, 19111912
Ph.D. University of Leipzig, Germany, 1885
Fine spent his career at Princeton, where he was mainly devoted to teaching, administration, and the logical exposition of elementary mathematics. During the period he served as AMS president he was also dean of the departments of science at Princeton University (Princeton, New Jersey), and later the chair of a campaign that raised millions of dollars for science research at the institution. Fine Hall is home of Princeton University's Department of Mathematics and Department of Statistics.


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

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), "Fine Hall in its Golden Age: Remembrances of Princeton in the Early Fifties," by GianCarlo Rota, p.223

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