Edward Daire Conway III was born on February 7, 1937, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received his B.S. degree in Physics from Loyola University, New Orleans in 1959 and received his Ph.D. in Mathematics under the direction of an internationally recognized scholar, Professor E. Hopf from Indiana University in 1964. He spent a post-doctoral year at the major center in his field, the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, 1964 – 65, and two years at the University of California at San Diego, 1965 – 67. He joined the faculty of Tulane University in 1967. He served as Chairman of the Department of Mathematics from 1973 – 1975 and 1980 – 1982. He was a member of the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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