Bliss, Gilbert Ames
- William L. Duren
Bliss, Gilbert Ames (09 May 1876–08 May 1951), mathematician, was born in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, the son of George Harrison Bliss and Mary Maria Gilbert. Although his father was president of the Chicago Edison Company, the panic of 1893 forced Bliss to pay his own way through college, which he did by earning a scholarship and by playing in a professional mandolin group. His degrees were all earned at the University of Chicago: B.S., 1897; M.S. in mathematical astronomy, 1898; Ph.D. in mathematics, 1900. He studied under ...