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Stanley Ogilvy's entry in "Tomorrow's math






Ogilvy is well known to everyone who likes math problems. From NYT from Tuesday, July 4, 2000:

C. Stanley Ogilvy, a mathematics professor who fell in love with
the endless and evanescent possibilities of the ocean breeze, writing
books about sailing as well as geometry, died on June 21 at his home in
Mamaroneck, N.Y. He was 87.

Dr. Ogilvy taught for 20 years at Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., and
wrote mathematical books and articles. 

Dr. Ogilvy attended the Berkshire School, Williams College, Cambridge
University and Columbia University, eventually earning his doctorate in
mathematics from Syracuse University. In World War II, he commanded a
Navy air-sea rescue vehicle in the South Pacific. He taught at Trinity
College before joining Hamilton's faculty in 1953.

His books on mathematics included ''Through the Mathescope'' (1956),
''Tomorrow's Math'' (1962) and ''Excursions in Geometry'' (1969).
Several were translated into other languages, including Swedish, Flemish,
French, German and Japanese.

But teaching was at least as important to him as publications. Eugene M.
Tobin, the president of Hamilton College, quoted John Anderson, a
mathematics professor who died just a week before Dr. Ogilvy, as saying
he learned from Dr. Ogilvy ''that one's compassion for students and
one's passion for subject are mutually dependent.''


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