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The first incumbent of the Henry Burchard Fine Chair of Mathematics at Princeton has been appointed in the person of Professor Oswald Veblen, a graduate of the College in the class of 1900.
Professor Veblen, an authority in projective geometry has been a member of the Princeton Faculty since 1905 and a full professor since 1910. In addition Professor Vebler is a member of the Board of Trustees of the recently organized National Academy Foundation of Research of which Secretary Hoover is Chairman.
The Fine Chair, name d after the Dean of the Departments of Science was recently endowed by T. D. Jones, Princeton '76, of Chicago, who requested that the professorship be awarded to a creative mathematician of high distinction.
Under the provisions of the gift, Professor Veblen will devote most of his time to creative research, but he will also deliver a series of pictures for graduate students.
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