Robert Stanton Avery

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Robert Stanton Avery
Born 1808
Died 1894
Nationality American
  • Mathematics
Institutions Tidal Division
United States Coast Survey
Alma mater Harvard Divinity School

Robert Stanton Avery (1808–1894) was an American mathematician.


Stanton Avery was born in 1808. In 1846, he graduated from Harvard Divinity School, and soon after turned his attention to mathematics and physical sciences. He taught math in schools in the South, until he was drafted into the United States Coast Survey, during which he became the Chief of the Tidal Division. In 1885, he was retired from USCS, and devoted his last years to the development of the techniques of phonetic spelling. He died in 1894.[1]