Edward J. McShane
|Edward James McShane|
|Born||10 May 1904|
|Died||1 June 1989(aged 85)|
|Alma mater||University of Chicago|
|Awards||Chauvenet Prize (1953)|
|Doctoral advisors||Gilbert Ames Bliss
Lawrence Murray Graves
Edward James McShane (May 10, 1904 – June 1, 1989) was an American mathematician noted for his advancements of the calculus of variations, integration theory, stochastic calculus, and exterior ballistics.  His name is associated with the McShane–Whitney extension theorem. McShane was professor of mathematics at the University of Virginia, president of the American Mathematical Society, president of the Mathematical Association of America, a member of the National Science Board and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
Life and career
McShane was born and raised in New Orleans. He received his bachelor of engineering and bachelor of science degrees from Tulane University in 1925, following with a M.S. degree from Tulane in 1927. McShane received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Chicago. He taught at the University of Virginia for 39 years until he retired in 1974. His doctoral students include Victor Klee, Billy James Pettis, and David Lowdenslager, who collaborated with Henry Helson. McShane died of congestive heart failure at the University of Virginia hospital.
- McShane, E. J. (1952). "Partial Orderings and Moore-Smith Limits". Amer. Math. Monthly. 59: 1–11. doi:10.2307/2307181.
- National Academies Press:Biographical Memoirs:Edward James McShane,By Leonard D. Berkovitz and Wendell H. Fleming
- New York Times:Edward McShane, 85, Mathematician, Dies; June 06, 1989
- New York Times:4 New Members Named To National Science Boards;July 17, 1962
- Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, vol 140, no. 4, Dec 1996, pp. 572–578
- Smoothness and smooth extensions; Generalization of MWK functions and gradually varied functions;Li Chen;Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, Columbia University