Alexander Doniphan Wallace

1905-1985

Alexander Doniphan Wallace was born on August 21, 1905 in
Hampton, Virginia. He received his B.A. degree from the University of
Virginia in 1935, his M.A. degree from the University of Virginia in 1936, and
Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1940. He began his professional
career as an Instructor at Princeton University, 1940-41, and then went onto
the University of Pennsylvania as an Associate Professor from 1941-1947.
He joined the faculty at Tulane University as Professor and Head of the
Department of Mathematics in 1947. He left Tulane in 1963 for the
University of Florida, Gainesville. He was a member of Sigma Xi, the
American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, and
numerous international societies. He was also Member-at-Large of the
National Research Council, Division of Mathematics from 1962-65. He is
the founder of one of the major fields of fundamental mathematical research,
topological algebra. He also served as consultant on mathematical matters
for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the National Science
Foundation. He retired in December 1974 as adjunct Professor in the
Department of Mathematics, Tulane University.

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