John Robert Kline

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John Robert Kline
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John Robert Kline (right)
Born 1891
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Died 1955
Nationality United States
Fields Mathematics
Institutions University of Pennsylvania
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania
Doctoral advisor R. L. Moore
Doctoral students William Ayres
Donald Flanders
Arthur Milgram
Leo Zippin
Known for Kline sphere characterization

John Robert Kline (1891–1955) was a US-American Professor of Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania from 1920 to 1955. A Ph.D. student of Robert Lee Moore, he was a Guggenheim Fellow in 1925, later Chairman of the Department of Mathematics from 1933 to 1954 and Thomas A. Scott Professor of Mathematics from 1941 to 1955. His doctoral students include Lida Barrett, Arthur Milgram, Athanasios Papoulis, Dudley Weldon Woodard, and Leo Zippin.[1]

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