Mathematician and engineer who was simply the 1st graduate from the University or college of Iowa’s University of Engineering. He began at Des Moines University, where he attemptedto sign up for the school’s all-white soccer team. Regrettably, he wasn’t accepted. He was granted an honorary Doctor of Executive from Howard University or college in 1946. He was raised in Ottumwa, Iowa. He and soccer participant Nile Kinnick had been both graduates from the University or college of Iowa.