Henry_Burchard_Fine

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Henry Burchard Fine
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Born (1858-09-14)September 14, 1858
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Died December 22, 1928(1928-12-22) (aged 70)
Princeton, New Jersey
Nationality United States
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Princeton University
Alma mater University of Leipzig
Princeton University
Doctoral advisor Felix Klein

Henry Burchard Fine (September 14, 1858 – December 22, 1928) was an American university dean and mathematician.

Life and career[edit]

Fine was born at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, and was educated at Princeton (A.B., 1880) and Leipzig (Ph.D., 1885) universities. At Princeton he was assistant professor (1885-1890), then became professor in 1890, and he also was dean of the faculty from 1903–1912 and dean of the department of science after 1909.

He was president of the American Mathematical Society in 1911-12.

Fine wrote:

Fine Hall, the building housing the Mathematics Department at Princeton, was named after him, in recognition of his key role in developing the mathematics faculty.

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Dr. John Thomas Duffield
Dod Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University
1891–1928
Succeeded by
Luther P. Eisenhart


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