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James C. 'Jim' Owings Jr., math professor, dies

James C. 'Jim' Owings Jr., math professor, dies

James C. “Jim” Owings Jr., a retired University of Maryland math professor who had a penchant for collecting AMC Eagles automobiles, died Jan. 12 from lung cancer at Stella Maris Hospice.

The lifelong Riderwood resident was 77.

The son of Dr. James C. Owings Sr., a physician, and Constance Carey Owings, a homemaker, James Claggett Owings Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised in his family’s historic home on Walnut Hill in Riderwood, where he lived the rest of his life.

A Towson High School graduate, he obtained his bachelor’s degree in math from Dartmouth College in 1962, and his doctorate in mathematical logic from Cornell University in 1966.

He was a professor...

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