Frank Douglas Quigley

1928 – 1996

Frank Douglas Quigley was born on June 5, 1928 in Maysville, Kentucky. He received his A.B. degree from Harvard University in Mathematics in 1949 and his Ph.D. from University of Chicago in Mathematics in 1953, under the direction of Andre Weil, one of the most famous mathematicians of our time. After teaching at Yale University from 1953 – 1959, he then joined the faculty of Tulane University in 1959 – 64 as Associate Professor and was promoted to Professor in 1964. He served as Chairman of the Department of Mathematics from 1972 – 73. He was a member of the American Mathematical Association, the Mathematical Association of America and Sigma Xi. He authored a book entitled, A Manual of Axiomatic Set Theory, 1971. He was awarded various grants from the National Science Foundation and was renown for his broad mathematical expertise and for his erudition which extended well beyond mathematics. His major research areas of interest were in algebraic field theory, uniform algebra and several complex variables.

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