Halsted, George Bruce, 1853-1922

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Birth 1853-11-25
Death 1922-03-16
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George Bruce Halsted (1853-1922) received his Bachelor's (1875) and Master's (1878) degrees from Princeton and his Ph.D. from John's Hopkins (1879). Following graduation, Halsted taught mathematics at Princeton until beginning his post at the University of Texas at Austin in 1884. He was a member of the University of Texas at Austin Department of Pure and Applied Mathematics (1884-1903) and later taught at St. John's College, Annapolis; Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, and Colorado State College of Education (now the University of Northern Colorado) Greeley (1906-1914). Halsted explored the foundations of geometry and introduced Non-Euclidean geometry into the United States.

From the guide to the George Bruce Halsted's Géométrie Rationelle (MS 17), n.d., (University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.)

George Bruce Halsted (1853-1922) was a member of the University of Texas at Austin Department of Pure and Applied Mathematics (1884-1903) where he taught noted mathematician R. L. Moore and L. E. Dickson among other students. He explored the foundations of geometry and introduced Non-Euclidean geometry into the United States through his own work and his many important translations. He was later at St. John's College, Annapolis; Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio (1903-1906); and the Colorado State College of Education, Greeley (1906-1914).

Halsted was a fourth generation Princeton graduate, earning his Bachelor's degree in 1875 and his Master's in 1878. He went on to Johns Hopkins University where he was J. J. Sylvester's first student, receiving his Ph.D. in 1879. After graduation, Halsted served as an instructor in mathematics at Princeton until beginning his post at the University of Texas at Austin in 1884.

From the guide to the George Bruce Halsted Papers, 94-063; 94-166; 94-205; 94-264; 94-335; 94-336; 95-024; 96-053; 97-089; 97-227; 97-282; 97-322; 98-079; 98-140; 98-287; 99-014; 2001-150; 2002-174; 2002-190; 2003-014; 2005-226., 1722, 1745, 1810-1814, 1827-1936, 1950-1957, 1987-1997, (Archives of American Mathematics, Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)

George Bruce Halsted (1853-1922) was a member of the University of Texas at Austin Department of Pure and Applied Mathematics (1884-1903) where he taught noted mathematician R.L. Moore, among other students. He introduced Non-Euclidian geometry into the United States through his own work and his many important translations.

Halsted was a fourth generation Princeton graduate, earning his Bachelor's degree in 1875 and his Master's in 1878. He went on to Johns Hopkins University where he was J.J. Sylvester's first student, receiving his Ph. D. in 1879. After graduation, Halsted served as instructor in mathematics at Princeton until beginning his post at the University of Texas at Austin in 1884. He later held posts at Kenyon College, Grambier, Ohio (1903-1906), and the Colorado State College of Education, Greeley (1906-1914).

From the description of Halsted, George Bruce, papers, 1722-1997; 1810-1836. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 55986580

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  • Geometry, Non--Euclidean
  • Mathematics--Study and teaching
  • Geometry--Non--Euclidian
  • Geometry--Manuscripts
  • Mathematics--Study and teaching--United States

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