Henry Scheffé


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(1907–77; b. New York City; d. Berkeley, CA)

American statistician. Scheffé worked as a technical assistant at the Bell Telephone Laboratories for four years after leaving school. He then studied at U Wisconsin, Madison (BA 1931; PhD in differential equations, 1935), joining the faculty to teach pure mathematics. In 1941, he joined Wilks at Princeton U and then took posts at Syracuse U (1944), UCLA (1946), and Columbia U (1948) before becoming Neyman's Assistant Director at UCB in 1953. He was President of the IMS in 1955. In 1959 his classic book The Analysis of Variance was published. He died in a traffic accident while cycling on the UCB campus.

Subjects: Probability and Statistics.

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