Person: Jeffery, Ralph
Ralph Jeffery was a Canadian mathematician who worked on analysis.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
 Frank Jeffery was a fisherman.
 We have reached Jeffery's university education without mentioning mathematics.
 This may not seem like a particularly good foundation for research in mathematics, but Jeffery had come to love the subject so much that he went to Cornell University to undertake graduate studies.
 At this point Jeffery had not completed his doctorate so, in 1928, he returned to Cornell University to finish off his work.
 Before he submitted his thesis, Jeffery was publishing papers such as Definite integrals containing a parameter and The Continuity of a Function Defined by a Definite Integral, the latter being in the American Mathematical Monthly.
 Jeffery remained at Acadia University until 1942, except for one year which he spent as acting as Head of Mathematics at the University of Saskatchewan in 1938.
 The Mathematics Department at Queen's was fairly small with seven faculty members when Jeffery became Head.
 Queen's University honoured Jeffery's outstanding contribution by naming a new building, built between 1967 and 1969 to house the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, as Jeffery Hall.
 An important book which Jeffery published in 1951 was The Theory of Functions of a Real Variable.
 Jeffery was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1937 and latter served as its President.
 Jeffery received many honours for his outstanding work in encouraging mathematical research in Canada.
 The Canadian Mathematical Society honoured him by setting up the JefferyWilliams Prize to recognize mathematicians who have made outstanding contributions to mathematical research.
 In 1956 Nellie Jeffery died.
Born 3 October 1889, Overton, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Died 1975, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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