Person: Gleason, Andrew Mattei
Andrew Gleason was an American mathematician who made contributions to many areas of mathematics, including the solution of Hilbert's fifth problem.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
 Andrew attended the Berkeley, California, High School then later was a student at the Roosevelt High School in Yonkers, New York.
 Graduating from Yale in 1942 Gleason joined the US Navy as a code breaker.
 Gleason was steadily promoted at Harvard, becoming a full professor in 1957.
 Jean Gleason became Professor of Psychology at Boston University.
 Gleason retired in 1992.
 Andy Gleason is that rare individual who has done all of these superbly.
 Then, in 1952, Gleason's paper Groups without small subgroups taken together with the results of Montgomery and Zippin, and Yamabe, gave a complete solution to Hilbert's problem.
 Gleason won the Newcomb Cleveland Prize from the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his contribution to the solution of the problem.
 Gleason was also interested in combinatorial and finite mathematics.
 In 1966 Gleason published Fundamentals of abstract analysis.
 In 1980 Gleason, together with R E Greenwood and L M Kelly, published The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition which gave all the problems and their solutions from the beginning of the competition in 1938 up to 1964.
 Gleason has received many honours for his outstanding contributions to teaching, research, and mathematics in general.
 Gleason died from complications following surgery at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Born 4 November 1921, Fresno, California, USA. Died 17 October 2008, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
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