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Argyle, Jesse William

Rosemary O'Day.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Sociology; Education; Probability and Statistics. 934 words.

Argyle, Jesse William (1859–1924), social investigator and statistician, was born at 7 Argyle Road, Mile End, London, on 4 September 1859, the elder of two sons of Jesse Smith Argyle...

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Augustus De Morgan

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Probability and Statistics.

(1806–71)

British mathematician and logician who was responsible for developing a more symbolic approach to algebra, and who played a considerable role in the beginnings of...

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Babson, Roger Ward

Clifford Putney.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Banking; Probability and Statistics. 1115 words.

Babson, Roger Ward (06 July 1875–05 March 1967), businessman, author, and philanthropist, was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, the son of Nathaniel Babson, a dry-goods merchant and...

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Bryant, Louise Frances Stevens

Charles W. Carey.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Publishing; Probability and Statistics. 1017 words.

Bryant, Louise Frances Stevens (19 September 1885–29 August 1959), social statistician and medical editor, was born in Paris, France, the daughter of Charles E. Stevens, a civil engineer,...

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Corrado Govoni

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Probability and Statistics.

(1884–1965; b. Motta di Livenza, Italy; d. Rome, Italy)

Italian statistician. Gini studied statistics as a compulsory part of his study of law at U Bologna. He realized that...

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Dorchester, Daniel

Robert D. Cross.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Probability and Statistics. 1066 words.

Dorchester, Daniel (11 March 1827–13 March 1907), Methodist clergyman and statistician of American church history, was born in Duxbury, Massachusetts, the son of the Reverend Daniel...

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Frindall, William Howard [Bill]

Rob Steen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Probability and Statistics. 1274 words.

Frindall, William Howard [Bill] (1939–2009), cricket scorer and statistician, was born at Middle House, Dorking Road, Epsom, Surrey, on 3 March 1939, the son of Arthur Howard Frindall...

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Good, Irving John [Jack]

D. R. Cox.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Philosophy; Probability and Statistics. 1427 words.

Good, Irving John [Jack] (1916–2009), statistician and applied philosopher, was born Isidore Jacob Gudak at Queen Charlotte's Hospital, Hammersmith, London, on 9 December 1916, the son of...

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Hoffman, Frederick Ludwig

F. J. Sypher.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Labour and Demographic Economics; Probability and Statistics. 1562 words.

Hoffman, Frederick Ludwig (02 May 1865–23 February 1946), statistician and public health author, was born in the town of Varel, in the former Duchy of Oldenburg (near the North Sea, not far...

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Jacoby, Oswald

Alan Truscott.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Hobbies, Games, Arts and Crafts; Probability and Statistics. 1222 words.

Jacoby, Oswald (08 December 1902–27 June 1984), bridge champion and actuary, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Oswald Nathaniel Jacoby, a prosperous attorney, and Edith Sondheim....

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