(1911–89; b. Coin, IA; d. Champaign, IL)
American animal scientist who developed the theory of mixed effects models (see experimental design) which he applied in the context of the breeding of select strains of livestock. Brought up on a farm, Henderson gained his BS from ISU in 1933 and his MS in animal nutrition in 1935. After war service, his PhD (1948) at ISU was in animal breeding. He joined the faculty at Cornell U in 1949, and was elected to the NAS in 1985.
Subjects: Probability and Statistics.