I think Veblen had an interest in logic.
In the fall term of 1933-34 I was on my family farm in Maine.
I'm sure Church got some of his ideas from this trip to Europe.
I went to Princeton in the fall of 1930 as a half-time instructor.
It wasn't until my second year that I got to actually work with Church.
Well, I think Barkley and I were the only two who were working with Church for a Ph.D.
I read one or two other books which gave me a background in mathematics other than logic.
Here at Wisconsin we didn't get an undergraduate course in mathematical logic until the '60s.
I went to Princeton from Amherst, where I split my interests between mathematics and philosophy.
The job in Wisconsin was the first genuine offer of an academic job in a university which I received.