I was one of the first students to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Chicago, and then spent later 40 years there as a faculty member.
My areas of interest were algebra and number theory.
I was an editor, supervised 63 doctoral students, and also served as President of the American Mathematical Society.
I was the first recipient of the American Association for the Advancement of Science's prize ($1000 in 1924) for the most major contribution to the advancement of science, as well as being the first recipient of the Cole Prize for algebra in 1928.
My most prominent of graduate students was nicknamed "A-cubed," with his real name being Albert A. Albert.
My AMS Presidential Address in December 1918 was entitled "Mathematics in War Perspective," and I criticized the United States for not thinking ahead and misconceiving the international situation, relative to the mathematical preparations of Britain, France, and Germany.
Leonard Dickson (1874 - 1954)