Hiero Benjamin Herr, Class of 1866


Born:    November 12, 1842, Lancaster County, PA.

Died:    September 3, 1920, Dillsburg, PA, age 77.


His obituary, AR-1921, says that his classmate Professor Soule wanted a leave of absence at the University of California at Berkeley and induced Herr to take the Chair of Mathematics at Berkeley. It also notes that he was "an admirable instructor in the section room, as Professor Church had already declared."


"Herr was steady and studious; mathematics attracted him but French repelled." [AR-1921]



AR-1921. Have copy.


  1. Zitarelli, David E., "Straddling centuries: The struggles of a mathematician and his university to enter the ranks of research mathematics, 1870 - 1950," Historia Mathematica, vol. 34, no. 3, August 2007, pp. 271-288.