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Former MAA Treasurer John Kenelly Dies

The MAA, along with the mathematical community, mourns the loss of mathematician John W. Kenelly Jr., who passed away July 3. John served the MAA as association treasurer, played a critical role in the renovation of the MAA headquarters in the 1980s, and was part of the key leadership when the United States hosted the International Mathematical Olympiad in 2001. John had been a loyal member for 57 years.

“John was a long-time friend of the MAA and was active in leading the association for almost half a century. John will be remembered for his passion for mathematics education and his positive influence in our discipline,” says MAA Executive Director Michael Pearson.

John was a retired Professor Emeritus of the mathematics department at Clemson University in South Carolina. Among his mathematical and leadership achievements, John served as president of the International Mathematical Olympiad and wrote a number of textbooks. His absence will be felt in our mathematical community, and we are grateful to have had such a loyal and active member in our midst. 

Read more about the life of John w. Kenelly Jr. here; and on his Clemson website here.

News Date: 
Friday, July 8, 2016