The daughter of a mathematics professor at the University of Chicago, I learned mathematics along with my brother (who also became a mathematician) from my dad's books even though he died when I was only 2.
I attended the Laboratory School at the University and eventually got both my B.A. and Ph.D. at the University.
With Antoni Zygmund as my mentor, I wrote a dissertation on trigonometric series, deceptively entitled The Law of the Iterated Logarithm for Lacunary Series and Applications to Hardy-Littlewood Series.
Relishing each student's success, I taught mathematics at De Paul University, Washington University, the University of Chicago, and Stanford University.
My research area was classical analysis, especially real variable and harmonic analysis, and eventually I published about twenty papers.
I loved music, especially operas, good literature, detective stories, and art...but also was concerned about the loss of civil liberties in the world, prompting my active participation in anti-Vientam demonstrations.
Unfortunately, I died (age 35) prior to assuming a post as full professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago Circle.
Mary Catherine Bishop Weiss (1930 - 1966)