Person: Wright (3), Fred


Fred Boyer Wright was an African American mathematician whose Ph.D. was supervised by Irving Kaplansky. After working at the Institute for Air Weapons Research for the Navy he was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Tulane University.

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Born 14 December 1925, Roanoke, Virginia, USA. Died 28 April 2006, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.

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