## BALL, RICHARD WILLIAM, 1923-1997

**Biography:**

Mathematician; university professor. Born– August 16, 1923, Streator, Ill. Education– University of Illinois, B.A., 1944, M.A., 1945, Ph.D. in mathematics, 1948. Taught mathematics at the University of Washington, 1948-1954; Auburn University 1954-1988. Member of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America. Died January 30, 1997.

**Source:**

American Men and Women of Science–Physical and Biological. 14th ed.

**Joint_Publication(s):**

Introduction to Modern Algebra and Matrix Theory. New York; Rinehart, 1954.

Principles of Abstract Algebra. New York; Holt, 1963.