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longest and most substantial. I. Education I was born on March 17, 1922, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and grew up as an only child; my half brother George was born in 1943 after I had entered the army. My grandfather, C. E. Suppes, moved to Oklahoma from Ohio in the early part of this century. He and my father were independent oil men, intelligent and competent in their business but not well educated. My mother died when I was four and a half; I was raised by my stepmother, who married my father before I was six. She also had not had much formal education, but her interest in. selfimprovement was strong, and she encouraged me in a variety of ways to pursue my intellectual interests, in spite of my father’s ambition for me to follow him and his father in the oil business. My interest in philosophy was generated early by my stepmother’s devotion for more than a decade to the Christian Science of Mar

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