English mathematician and philosopher who said, "The total absence of humor from the Bible is one of the most singular things in literature." He was extremely influential in the study of analytic philosophy.
He was successful in both sports and math as a child. He was an 1884 graduate from Trinity College, Cambridge, where he had been a fourth wrangler.
He served as president of the Aristotelian Society from 1922-1923.
His grandfather Thomas Whitehead was the founder of Chatham House Academy.
He supervised Bertrand Russell's doctoral dissertation and also co-authored Principia Mathematica with him.