Ruth Boggess Royer

Ruth Boggess Royer was born on November 13, 1908, in McLennan County, Texas. She was the granddaughter of Albert Boggess, Baylor University’s first Department of Mathematics chair. Ruth graduated from Baylor in 1931 and married Maurice Eugene Royer. She died on November 5, 1999, in Waco, Texas. She began an endowed scholarship fund that continues to award financial aid to junior and senior mathematics students attending Baylor University.

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Baylor University Department of Mathematics