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27. Marshall Harvey Stone (19031989) President 19431944 Ph.D. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1926Stone did research in a number of areas: selfadjoint operators in Hilbert space, spectral theory, and Boolean algebras. He proved a fundamental result now known as the StoneWeierstrass theorem. His main academic appointments were at Harvard University (19271931 and 19331946) and at the University of Chicago (19471968). Stone also served as president of the International Mathematical Union (19521954) and president of the International Committee on Mathematics Instruction (19591962). Stone was a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. 
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