Bledsoe, Woodrow W. | Chan, Helen
W. W. Bledsoe is a major figure in the evolution of the new scientific field artificial intelligence and one of the founding fathers of the related scientific field automated reasoning. At the time we write, Bledsoe is an active contributor to science and education at the University of Texas at Austin. We hope that our fondness for Bledsoe, whom we have known well for twenty-three years, has not clouded our assessment of his many achievements. We are certain that we have failed to treat adequately many aspects of Bledsoe's life prior to our first meeting him in 1966, and sadly fear that lack of space and lack of investigative effort cause us to omit quite a few interesting aspects of his career since then.