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30. Joseph Leonard Walsh (18951973)
President 19491950
Ph.D. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1920
Walsh spent most of his career, from 1921 until his retirement in 1966, at Harvard University. His primary area of research was polynomial approximation. He taught a range of subjects including algebra, mechanics, differential equations, probability and number theory. After teaching at Harvard, he took an appointment at the University of Maryland. Walsh was a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.


For more information:

History of the Second Fifty Years: American Mathematical Society, 19391988, by Everett Pitcher (AMS, 1988), which includes AMS Presidents from 19391988 (and reports on all aspects of the Society during the period)

Mathematics Genealogy Project

"Joseph L. Walsh in Memoriam," by M. Marden, Bulletin of the AMS, 81 (1975), pp. 4565.

"Joseph Leonard Walsh," by D.V. Widder, SIAM Journal of Numerical Analysis, Vol. 3, No. 2, 1966, p. 171.

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