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Mathematical But Famous Nonmathematicians I

All of the following people share a common element...they all studied mathematics in college as majors or minors....though some left before completing a degree. Given their first name and profession/position (former?), can you identify them by unscrambling their last names?

  • Corazon NOQUAIN: President of the Philipines
  • Ralph BREANTHAY: Civil rights leader with Martin Luther King
  • Harry CLAMNUK: Justice on Supreme Court
  • Ira LARGESS: Executive Director of American Civil Liberties Union
  • Lewis LARCROL: Author of children's books
  • Paul EVILNEAP: President of France...and early passenger of Wright Bros.
  • David KINDSIN: Mayor of New York City
  • Carl WRANO: Washington Post columnist
  • Alberto IFROMUJI: President of Peru
  • Lee Hsien GLONO: Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore
  • Art FLARGEKUN: Musician
  • Leon STORYKT: Russian revolutionary
  • Grace RHEPOP: First female U.S. Rear Admiral and inventor of COBOL
  • Eamon de RALEVA: Prime-Minister/President of Ireland
  • Ernst TERMSEAN: Founder and conductor of Orchestra de la Suisse Romande
Once deciphered, read about the people and their mathematical studies.


Source: Adaptation of S. Buyske's "Famous Nonmathematicians," AMM, Nov. 1993, pp. 845-847