|Died||March 5, 1990 (aged 82)|
|Alma mater||Columbia University|
|Thesis||Elementary Transformations (1933)|
|Doctoral advisor||Joseph Ritt|
|Doctoral students||Edward Blum |
Edgar Raymond Lorch (July 22, 1907 – March 5, 1990) was a Swiss American mathematician. Described by The New York Times as "a leader in the development of modern mathematics theory", he was a professor of mathematics at Columbia University
Born in Switzerland, Lorch emigrated with his family to the United States in 1917 and became a citizen in 1932. He joined the faculty of Columbia University in 1935 and retired in 1976, although he continued to write and lecture as professor emeritus. For his reminiscences of Szeged, Edgar R. Lorch posthumously received in 1994 the Lester R. Ford Award, with Reuben Hersh as editor.
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