Cooper Harold Langford

Fellow: Awarded 1935

Field of Study: Philosophy

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 08-25-1895

Died: 08-28-1964

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1935–36:

LANGFORD, COOPER HAROLD:  Appointed for the writing of a critical examination of recent formalism in logic, with special reference to its development in Europe; and the attempt at a reformulation, both technical and theoretical, of the general theory of propositions; tenure, twelve months from July 1, 1935.

Born August 25, 1895, at Dublin, Arkansas. Education:  Clark College, A.B., 1920; Harvard University, Ph.D., 1924 (Sheldon Travelling Fellow at Cambridge University, 1924–25).

Instructor, 1925–27, Harvard University; Assistant Professor of Philosophy, 1927–29, University of Washington; Associate Professor of Philosophy, 1929–33, Professor, 1933—, University of Michigan.

Publications:  Symbolic Logic (with C. I. Lewis), 1932. Articles in Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society, Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, Annals of Mathematics, Mind.