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Edna Kramer

Edna Ernestine Kramer Lassar (May 11, 1902 - July 9, 1984), born Edna Ernestine Kramer, was an U.S. mathematician and author of mathematics books.

Kramer was born in Manhattan. She finished her B.A. in mathematics at Hunter College in 1922 summa cum laude. While teaching at local high schools, she made M.A. in 1925 and Ph.D. in 1930 in mathematics (with a minor in physics) at Columbia University.

She married the French teacher Benedict Taxier Lassar on July 2, 1935.

Kramer died in Manhattan of Parkinson's disease.

Works

* The Main Stream of Mathematics (1951)
* The Nature and Growth of Modern Mathematics (1970)


External links

* Biography from Agnes Scott College
* MacTutor biography
* Edna Kramer at the Mathematics Genealogy Project

Mathematician

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