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22. Arthur Byron Coble (18781966) President, 19331934 Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 1902Coble came to the University of Illinois in 1918 and (except for the year 192728 spent at his alma mater Johns Hopkins) remained there. His research concerned finite geometries and the group theory related to them, Cremona transformations associated with the Galois theory of equations, and the relations between hyperelliptic theta functions, irrational binary invariants, the Weddle surface and the Kummer surface. Coble was a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. 
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