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Brown, Samuel (1811–1875), actuary and statistician

Cornelius Walford.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Probability and Statistics; Insurance. 362 words.

Brown, Samuel (1811–1875), actuary and statistician, was born in London on 24 March 1811, the second son in the family of five sons and two daughters of John Aquila Brown (d. 1830), a...

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Dodson, James (c. 1705–1757), mathematician and actuary

G. J. Gray.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Insurance. 827 words.

Dodson, James (c. 1705–1757), mathematician and actuary, was the son of John Dodson (b. 1675), citizen and freeman of the Merchant Taylors' Company, and his wife, Elizabeth, who died...

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Gompertz, Benjamin (1779–1865), mathematician and actuary

David Philip Miller.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Insurance. 1124 words.

Gompertz, Benjamin (1779–1865), mathematician and actuary, was born on 5 March 1779 at 3 Bury Street in the City of London, the fourth of five sons of Solomon Barent Gompertz (1729–1807/8),...

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Gray, Peter (1807/8–1887), actuary and mathematician

Robert Brown.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Insurance. 280 words.

Gray, Peter (1807/8–1887), actuary and mathematician, was born at Aberdeen. Little is known about his origins, but he was educated at Gordon's Hospital (subsequently Gordon's College) and...

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McClintock, Emory

Joseph D. Zund.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Insurance; Mathematics. 1024 words.

McClintock, Emory (19 September 1840–10 July 1916), actuary and mathematician, was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, the son of the Reverend John M’Clintock, a clergyman and professor of...

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