She also became the first Minnesotan woman to go into space. Leonid "Leo" Hurwicz (born August 21, 1917) is an American economist and mathematician who is known to fifty years of students as a professor and to his peers as the researcher who originated incentive compatibility and mechanism design, which are used in economics, social science and political science to achieve desired outcomes.Interactions of individuals and institutions, markets and trade are analyzed and understood today using the models Hurwicz developed.His published works in these fields date back to 1944.
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Gilliam also maintains a residence in Italy near the Umbria-Tuscany border.
He has been instrumental in establishing the annual Umbria Film Festival, held in the nearby hill town of Montone.
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Bly was born in Madison, Minnesota to parents of Norwegian stock.
Following graduation from Madison High School in 1944, he enlisted in the United States Navy, serving two years. Olaf College in Minnesota, he transferred to Harvard University, joining the later famous group of writers who were undergraduates at that time, including Donald Hall, Adrienne Rich, Kenneth Koch, Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery, Harold Brodkey, George Plimpton, and John Hawkes.
He graduated in 1950 and spent the next few years in New York.
In 1966, Bly co-founded American Writers Against the Vietnam War, and went on to lead much of the opposition to that war among writers.
Gilliam started his career as an animator and strip cartoonist; one of his early photographic strips for Help! Moving to England, he animated features for Do Not Adjust Your Set, which also featured future Pythons Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin.