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James S. Taylor

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James S. Taylor
BornJames Sturdevant Taylor
May 4, 1895
Danbury, Connecticut
DiedOctober 15, 1967 (age 72)

Dr. James S. Taylor (1895-1967) was recognized as an expert on gambling as a result of his mathematical research into the probabilities of gambling.


A member of the I.B.M. since 1945, he was a Phi Beta Kappa of the University of California, Berkeley, and published a book on the Essentials of Calculus in 1929.

He later wrote one of the first papers on linear programming.

Dr. Taylor was a past president of I.B.M. Ring 13 and also of the local Assembly of the S.A.M.


Books (non magic)

  • Essentials of Calculus in 1929