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Oscar Goldman: 1925-1986

The Department of Mathematics announces with great sadness the passing of Dr. Oscar Goldman.

Dr. Goldman, who was Chairman of the Mathematics Department from 1963-1967, died at his home in Bryn Mawr on December 17, 1986. He came to Penn in 1962 from Brandeis University where he had been Chairman from 1952 to 1960.

Our department owes much of its structure and being to Dr. Goldman's insights and innovations. Many of the mathematicians he helped to attract to Penn are still on our faculty. Dr. Goldman was an expert in the area of modern algebra and its applications to questions in number theory.

He is survived by his wife Madge.