# The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Bocher, Maxime

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**BOCHER**, bo'shā, **Maxime**, American mathematician: b. Boston, 28 Aug. 1867. He was educated at Harvard and Göttingen and became instructor 1891, assistant professor 1894, and professor of mathematics in Harvard 1904; 1908-10 he was president of the American Mathematical Society. His published works include ‘Introduction to Higher Algebra’ (1907); ‘Introduction to the Study of Integral Equations’ (1909); and he was one of the editors of the ‘Annals of Mathematics,’ of the ‘Transactions’ of the American Mathematical Society, and collaborator on the ‘Encyclopädie der mathematischen Wissenschaften.’