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December 5, 1930
William Cain, Kenan Professor of Mathematics, died in Chapel Hill. Cain, who was selected as one of the first five Kenan Professors, received the J. James R. Croes Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in 1926 for a paper entitled "The Circular Arch under Normal Loads." He also served as director of the ASCE from 1912 to 1914.
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