Person: Pierce, Joseph


Joseph Pierce was the sixth African American to be awarded a Ph.D. in mathematics. He taught mathematics in universities for most of his career, undertook research in statistics, and is most famed for the classic book Negro Business and Business Education (1947) which was reprinted almost 50 years after it was first published.

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Born 10 August 1902, Waycross, Ware County, Georgia, USA. Died 18 September 1969, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA.

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  1. O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive