
24. Robert Lee Moore (18821974)
President, 19371938
Ph.D. University of Chicago, Illinois, 1905
R.L. Moore's research was in the fields of foundations of mathematics, topology, and functions of a real variable. He taught mathematics at the University of Tennessee (190506), Princeton University (190608), Northwestern University (190811), the University of Pennsylvania (191120) and finally at the University of Texas (where he taught until he was 86 years old). His original teaching method, which became known as the Moore Method, influenced others to use similar methods. Moore was a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.


For more information:

A Semicentennial History of the American Mathematical Society, 18881938, by Raymond Clare Archibald (AMS, 1938), which contains CV, honors, bibliography, biographical notes and sources.

The MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive

Mathematics Genealogy Project

Guide to the R.L. Moore Papers, 1875, 18911975 at the The Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

The Legacy of R.L. Moore, by R.L. Wilder (from "Robert Lee Moore, 18821974," by R.L. Wilder, Bulletin of the AMS, 82, 1976, pp.417427).

A Century of Mathematics in America, Part III, Edited by Peter Duren with the assistance of Richard A. Askey, Harold M. Edwards and Uta C. Merzbach (American Mathematical Society, 1989), "The Mathematical Work of R.L. Moore: Its Background, Nature, and Influence [Reprint]," by R.L. Wilder, p.265.

Photographs in "Who's That Mathematician?" Images from the Paul R. Halmos Photograph Collection
