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GREENWOOD, Isaac, mathematician, born 7 May, 1702; died in Charlestown, Massachusetts, 22 October, 1745. He was graduated at Harvard in 1721, and on 13 February, 1728, was chosen to fill the chair of mathematics and natural philosophy founded there by Thomas Hollis, of London, thus being the first man in this country to hold such a professorship. He continued in office till 13 July, 1738, and published an arithmetic (1729), and a philosophical discourse on the death of Thomas Hollis (1731).
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