Harry Walter Tyler

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Harry Walter Tyler
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Tyler (3rd from right, with sun glasses) at the International Congress of Mathematicians, Zürich 1932
Born(1863-04-16)April 16, 1863
DiedFebruary 3, 1938(1938-02-03) (aged 74)
Cause of deathHeart failure
EducationBS, Chemistry 1884; PhD, 1889
Alma materMassachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S., 1884)
Universität Erlangen (Ph.D., 1889)
Spouse(s)Alice Irving Brown
Scientific career
FieldsChemistry, Mathematics
InstitutionsMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Doctoral advisorsPaul Gordan, Max Noether

Harry Walter Tyler (April 16, 1863 – February 3, 1938) was an active member of the science and education scholarly communities in the late 1800s to early 1900s. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1884, he taught and served in various administrative positions at the Institute from 1884 until his retirement in 1930.[1] Outside of MIT he was a founding member of both the College Entrance Examination Board in 1901 and the History of Science Society in 1924.[2] He served as Secretary of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) for twenty years.[3] After retiring from MIT he worked in Washington D.C. at the Library of Congress as Consultant in Science, and later as Honorary Consultant.

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  1. ^ "Tyler, Harry Walter". MIT Museum Collections - People. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  2. ^ Bigelow, Robert P. (1939). "Harry Walter Tyler". Isis. 31 (1): 60–64. doi:10.1086/347566. JSTOR 226018.
  3. ^ Tiede, Joerg. "H.W. Tyler". The Academe Blog. Retrieved 8 April 2015.