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William Feller

(1906—1970)


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Douglas, William Sholto (1893 - 1969), DL London; Chairman of Horizon Travel Associates Ltd, 1964; Hon. Fell. of Lincoln Coll., Oxf., 1941; Hon. Companion, Royal Aeronautical Soc., 1950; Hon. Liveryman Dyers’ Company; Liveryman, Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators; Vice-Patron, Amateur Athletic Association

The Militia and the Right to Arms, or, How the Second Amendment Fell Silent. By H. Richard Uviller and William G. Merkel. (Durham: Duke University Press, 2002. xii, 338 pp. Cloth, $59.95, isbn 0-8223-3031-8. Paper, $19.95, isbn 0-8223-3017-2.)

Compton, William Douglas Maclean (1818 - 1897), JP, Royal Navy, retired 1864; [Sir William Crompton was present at the Battle of Spurs, 1513, and Field of Cloth of Gold, 1520, and had estates in 20 counties of England and the favour of Henry VIII; his ggs became 1st Earl, and Lord President of the Marches of Wales; 2nd Earl was one of the bravest cavaliers, and fell at Hopton Heath, 1643; 2nd Marquess became President of the Royal Society (d 1851)]

Hay, William Montagu (1826 - 1911), DL, Hereditary Chamberlain of Dunfermline; Lord High Commissioner to General Assembly of Church of Scotland, 1889–92, 1896–97; [William de Haya was Butler to Malcolm IV and William the Lion; 1st Baron’s father was Ambassador to England from Robert III and the Regent, Duke of Albany; 2nd Baron fell at Flodden, 1513; 4th Baron was captured at Pinkie, 1547; 1st Earl of Tweeddale commanded a regiment for Charles I; 1st Marquis became Lord Chancellor of Scotland after the Revolution; 2nd Marquis likewise in 1704; 4th Marquis held the last appointment as Extraordinary Lord of Session; 8th Marquis served in the Peninsular War, was present at the battle of Vittoria (gold medal), and at Busaco, where he was wounded, 1810; became Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Madras]

Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, John Fiennes (1830 - 1907), [this Baron was 21st in descent from Geoffrey de Saye, who opposed King John and was one of the twenty-five Barons entrusted with enforcement of Magna Carta; 8th in descent was Joan, who m Sir William Fiennes, whose g s became 1st Baron, who when a prisoner in the Tower was dragged out by Jack Cade’s mob and beheaded in Cheapside, 1451; 2nd Baron landed with Edward IV, when preparing to regain the crown, but fell at Barnet, 1471; 8th Baron was a Commissioner for the Public Safety in the time of Charles I, and a distinguished Parliamentarian; 9th Baron’s d of Elizabeth m John Twisleton, 4th in descent from whom was Thomas Twisleton, who became 10th Baron]

 

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(1906–70; b. Zagreb, Croatia; d. New York City) Croatian probabilist who spent most of his career in the USA. Feller was author of the influential two-volume An Introduction to Probability Theory and its Applications. Volume 1 was published in 1950 and remained the standard introductory text for several decades. He obtained his MSc at U Zagreb in 1925 and his PhD at U Göttingen in 1926. Following posts at U Kiel, U Copenhagen, and U Stockholm, he moved to Brown U in the USA in 1939, then to Cornell U in 1945, and to Princeton U in 1950. He was President of the IMS in 1947 and its Rietz Lecturer in 1955. Feller was elected to membership of the NAS in 1960.

From A Dictionary of Statistics in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Probability and Statistics.


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