Kenneth O. May

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For the American executive, see Ken May.

Kenneth O. May (July 8, 1915, in Portland, Oregon – December 1977, in Toronto) was an American mathematician and historian of mathematics, who developed May's theorem. The Kenneth O. May Prize is awarded for outstanding contributions to the history of mathematics. May was the founder and the first editor of Historia Mathematica.

In 1966, May signed a vow of tax resistance to protest the Vietnam War.[1]


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