Errett Bishop was born July 14, 1928. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1947, a Master of Science in 1949, and a Ph. D. in 1955 all from the University of Chicago. From 1950 to 1952 he was in the U.S. Army stationed a t the Bureau of Standards in Washington, D. C. carrying out mathe- matical research in ordnance. His academic positions are listed: Instructor of Mathematics 1954- 1957 Assistant Rofessor of Mathematics 1957- 1959 Associate Rofessor of Mathematics 1959- 1962 Professor of Mathematics 1962-1965 all a t the University of California, Berkeley. Professor of Mathematics 1965- 1983 University of California, San Diego. Bishop held a Sloan Foundation Fellowship from 1958 to 1961. In 1961-1962 he was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study a t Princeton. He was a Miller Fellow during the year 1964-1965. Bishop gave a number of distinguished invited lectures, among them an invited talk to the Inter- national Congress of Mathematicians a t Moscow, USSR (1966), the Hedrick lectures of the Mathematical Association of America (1969). and the Colloquium Lectures of the American Mathematical Society (1973). He was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His doctoral students at UCSD were James D. Brom (1974), Yuen-Kwok Chan (1969), Henry Cheng (197 l), Merrill B. Goldberg (1969). John A. Nuber (1969) and Jonathan B. Tennenbaum (197 3).

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