James Cullen (mathematician)
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He was born at 89 West Street, Drogheda, to Michael Cullen, a baker, and Catherine McDonough. Initially, he was educated privately, then by the Christian Brothers,. He studied pure and applied mathematics at the Trinity College, Dublin, then at Mungret College, Limerick, before deciding to become a Jesuit. He studied in England in Mansera House, and St. Mary's, and was ordained as a priest on 31 July 1901.
He ended up looking after accounts for the English province of the Jesuits, while contributing to mathematics journals.
- Keller, Wilfrid (1995). New Cullen primes. Math. Comp. 64, 1733–1741.
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