Constance Reid

#151741
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
3, 1918
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Oct 14, 2010 (92)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
3, 1918
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Oct 14, 2010 (92)

About

Remembered for her biographical portraits of famous mathematicians and for her popular, mathematics-themed nonfiction works, this Missouri-born author served in the early 1980s as President of the American Mathematical Society.

Before Fame

After graduating from San Diego State University in the late 1930s, she studied in the University of California, Berkeley's Education Department and went on to work as an English teacher and freelance journalist.

Trivia

Shortly after publishing a mathematics article in Scientific American, she wrote a popular math work titled From Zero to Infinity.

Family Life

She was the sister and sister-in-law of, respectively, mathematicians Julia Robinson and Raphael M. Robinson. Her marriage to attorney Neil D. Reid resulted in one son and one daughter.

Associated With

In 1993, she published The Search for E.T. Bell, a biography of Scottish-born mathematician Eric Temple Bell.

Constance Reid Popularity