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46. Andrew Mattei Gleason (19212008) President 19811982 Junior Prize Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1950Gleason's principal academic appointment has been at Harvard Unversity, starting in 1950. His areas of research are Banach spaces and classical geometry. He is known for his contribution to the solution of Hilbert's 5^{th} problem, and in 1959 chaired the advisory committee of the School Mathematics Study Group (which formulated the "New Math"). Gleason is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. 
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