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J. V. Cunningham was born in Cumberland, Maryland, on August 23, 1911, the son of working-class Irish parents. His father, a railroad worker, moved the family to Billings, Montana, where Cunningham spent most of his childhood. He attended Stanford for both undergraduate and graduate school, receiving his Ph.D. in 1945.

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J. V. Cunningham