(1924– ; b. Huddersfield, England)
English medical statistician. Armitage studied mathematics at Cambridge U from 1941 to 1943. He was then recruited into the Ministry of Supply, encountering practical statistics whilst working alongside Barnard. In 1946 he returned to complete his studies at Cambridge. In 1947 he joined the Medical Research Council at LSHTM, where he became Professor of Medical Statistics in 1961. He succeeded Bartlett as Professor of Biomathematics at Oxford U in 1976, retiring in 1990. He was President of the IBS in 1972, editing the Society's journal Biometrics from 1980 to 1984, and becoming an Honorary Life Member of the Society in 1998. He was President of the RSS in 1982, and is one of only two individuals (the other being Plackett) to have a complete set of Guy Medals (Bronze in 1962, Silver in 1978, Gold in 1990). He was President of the ISCB in 1990.
Subjects: Probability and Statistics.