Lester R. Ford
- This is about early- and mid-20th-century mathematician. For his mathematician son, active from the mid-20th century, see L. R. Ford Jr.
|Lester Randolph Ford Sr.|
October 25, 1886|
November 11, 1967 (aged 81)|
|Alma mater||Missouri State University, Harvard University|
|Known for||Ford circles|
|Children||L. R. Ford Jr.|
|Institutions||Rice University, Mathematical Association of America|
|Doctoral advisor||Maxime Bôcher|
|Doctoral students||Edwin Beckenbach|
Lester Randolph Ford Sr. (October 25, 1886 – November 11, 1967) was an American mathematician, editor of the American Mathematical Monthly from 1942 to 1946, and President of the Mathematical Association of America from 1947 to 1948.
In 1964, the MAA recognised his contribution to mathematics by establishing the Lester R. Ford Awards for authors of articles of expository excellence published in The American Mathematical Monthly or Mathematics Magazine. (The prize is now known as the Paul R. Halmos - Lester R. Ford Awards.) His doctoral students include Edwin Beckenbach.
- Ford, Lester R. (1929), Automorphic functions, New York, McGraw-Hill, ISBN 978-0-8218-3741-2, JFM 55.0810.04
- O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Lester R. Ford", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.
- Lester R. Ford Award
- Paul R. Halmos – Lester R. Ford Awards, Mathematical Association of America
- MAA presidents: Lester Randolph Ford Sr.
- Paul R. Halmos - Lester R. Ford Awards on the website of the Mathematical Association of America.
- Ritt, J. F. (1930). "Review: Lester R. Ford, Automorphic Functions". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 36 (1): 35. doi:10.1090/s0002-9904-1930-04880-6.