Herman Otto Hartley


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(1912–80; b. Berlin, Germany; d. Durham, NH)

German statistician who spent the majority of his career in the United States. Hartley gained his PhD in mathematics at U Berlin in 1933. In the following year, he emigrated to England to work with Egon Pearson, gaining a PhD in statistics from Cambridge U in 1940. In 1946 he joined Pearson on the staff at UCL, and he was co-author, with Pearson, of the widely used Biometrika Tables for Statisticians. In 1953 he moved to the United States, with posts successively at Iowa State College, Texas A & M U (1963), and Duke U (1979). He was President of the ASA in 1979 and the Association's Wilks Award winner in 1973.

Subjects: Probability and Statistics.

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