I was born in Walla Walla (WA) and died in Seattle.
I was a mathematician at Northwestern University, but am known best for being the editor (i.e. "mathematical midwife") of multiple mathematics journals.
I wrote almost 200 papers on real and complex analysis, often as co-author with great mathematicans--Polya, Erdos, Buck, Tukey, Bochner, and Klamkin.
I wrote under the pseudonyms of E. S. Pondiczery and H. Petard, the latter being listed as the author of the humorous "A Contribution to the Mathematical Theory of Big Game Hunting."
My son is now a mathematics professor in Texas as well.
Ralph P. Boas. Jr. (1912 - 1992)