27. Marshall Harvey Stone
President 1943–1944
Ph.D. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1926
Stone did research in a number of areas: self-adjoint operators in Hilbert space, spectral theory, and Boolean algebras. He proved a fundamental result now known as the Stone-Weierstrass theorem. His main academic appointments were at Harvard University (1927-1931 and 1933-1946) and at the University of Chicago (1947-1968). Stone also served as president of the International Mathematical Union (1952-1954) and president of the International Committee on Mathematics Instruction (1959-1962). Stone was a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.
Additional information
- MR Author Profile
- History of the Second Fifty Years: American Mathematical Society, 1939-1988, by Everett Pitcher (AMS, 1988), which includes AMS Presidents from 1939-1988 (and reports on all aspects of the Society during the period)
- The MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive
- Mathematics Genealogy Project
- A Century of Mathematics in America, Part III, Edited by Peter Duren with the assistance of Richard A. Askey and Uta C. Merzbach (American Mathematical Society, 1988), "The Stone Age of Mathematics on the Midway [Reprint]," by Felix E. Browder, p.191
- Who's That Mathematician? Images from the Paul R. Halmos Photograph Collection