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Alexander, (Conel) Hugh O'Donel

Harry Golombek.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Hobbies, Games, Arts and Crafts; Numerical and Computational Mathematics. 1551 words.

Alexander, (Conel) Hugh O'Donel (1909–1974), chess player and cryptanalyst, was born in Cork on 19 April 1909, the eldest of four children of Conel William Long Alexander (1879–1920),...

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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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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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Dudeney, Henry Ernest

Angela Newing.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Hobbies, Games, Arts and Crafts. 1059 words.

Dudeney, Henry Ernest (1857–1930), compiler of mathematical puzzles, was born in Mayfield, Sussex, on 10 April 1857, the third child and second son in the family of three sons and seven...

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Dunn, Samuel

Gordon Goodwin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; History of Science and Technology; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Mathematical Education. 947 words.

Dunn, Samuel (bap. 1723, d. 1794), teacher of mathematics and navigation, was born in Crediton, Devon, and baptized there on 7 February 1723, the son of John (d. 1744) and Alice Dunn....

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Farquharson, Henry

John H. Appleby.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; History of Science and Technology; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Mathematical Education. 1545 words.

Farquharson, Henry (c. 1675–1739), teacher of mathematics and navigation in Russia, was a son of John Farquharson (d. before 1691), from a branch of the family at Milton, Whitehouse, in...

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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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Inman, James

J. K. Laughton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 702 words.

Inman, James (1776–1859), mathematician and writer on navigation, was the younger son of Richard Inman of Garsdale Foot, Sedbergh, Yorkshire. He attended Sedbergh grammar school, and...

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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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Jowell, Sir Roger Mark

Anthony Heath.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Probability and Statistics. 1674 words.

Jowell, Sir Roger Mark (1942–2011), social statistician, was born on 26 March 1942 in Cape Town, South Africa, the younger son of Jack Jowell (1906–1991), director of a company making...

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