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Acland, James (1799–1876)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Probability and Statistics. 8 words.

See McCalmont, Frederick Haynes

Anti-Corn Law League

Baxter, Robert Dudley (1827–1875), political writer and statistician

E. J. Feuchtwanger.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Theory; Probability and Statistics. 822 words.

Baxter, Robert Dudley (1827–1875), political writer and statistician, was born on 3 February 1827 at Doncaster, the son of Robert Baxter, of Stoke Golding, Leicestershire, and of the firm...

Boreham, Sir (Arthur) John (1925–1994), statistician and civil servant

Arthur Green.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Political Institutions; Probability and Statistics. 562 words.

Boreham, Sir (Arthur) John (1925–1994), statistician and civil servant, was born on 30 July 1925 at Noddon, Beacon Hill, Hindhead, Surrey, the second surviving son of the Ven. Frederick...

Cleland, James (1770–1840), statistician and civic administrator

Stana Nenadic.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Political Institutions; Public Administration; Probability and Statistics. 593 words.

Cleland, James (1770–1840), statistician and civic administrator, was born in Glasgow on 28 January 1770 and spent his early career as a cabinet-maker in his father's firm. He was educated...

cube law

Overview page. Subjects: Probability and Statistics — Politics.

An empirical law relating to the outcome of two-party multiple constituency elections. It states that if the votes gained by the parties are in the ratio p to (1-p), then the numbers of...

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Fletcher, Joseph (1813–1852), statistician and school inspector

Timothy L. Alborn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Organization and Management of Education; Probability and Statistics. 570 words.

Fletcher, Joseph (1813–1852), statistician and school inspector, was the third son of George Fletcher, of Rennes, France. Little is known of his background and early life, except that he...

Flux, Sir Alfred William (1867–1942), economist, statistician, and civil servant

Henry Clay.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Political Institutions; Probability and Statistics; Economics. 1001 words.

Flux, Sir Alfred William (1867–1942), economist, statistician, and civil servant, was born in Portsmouth on 8 April 1867, the only son of John Flux, a journeyman cement maker, and his wife,...

Hibbert, Sir Jack (1932–2005), statistician and civil servant

David Wroe.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Political Institutions; Probability and Statistics. 1227 words.

Hibbert, Sir Jack (1932–2005), statistician and civil servant, was born at the Huddersfield Municipal Maternity Home, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, on 14 February 1932, the only child of William...

Levi, Leone (1821–1888), jurist, political economist, and statistician

G. R. Rubin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Probability and Statistics; Economics; Political Economy. 1630 words.

Levi, Leone (1821–1888), jurist, political economist, and statistician, was born on 6 June 1821 in Ancona, later part of the kingdom of Italy. He came from a middle-class Jewish family. His...

Nissel [née Griffiths], Muriel (1921–2010), statistician and civil servant

Claus Moser.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Political Institutions; Probability and Statistics. 1019 words.

Nissel [née Griffiths], Muriel (1921–2010), statistician and civil servant, was born on 30 January 1921 at 38 Perham Road, Fulham, London, the only child of Evan Griffiths, a civil servant...

Olds, Leland

William D. Jenkins.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; US Politics; Probability and Statistics. 1664 words.

Olds, Leland (31 December 1890–03 August 1960), statistician, journalist, and government regulatory official, was born in Rochester, New York, the son of George Daniel Olds, a professor of...

Orshansky, Mollie

Larry DeWitt.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online July 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Probability and Statistics; Economics. 1199 words.

Orshansky, Mollie (9 Jan. 1915–18 Dec. 2006), civil servant, economist and statistician, was born in the Bronx, New York City, the sixth daughter of Samuel Orshansky and Fannie Orshansky,...

Playfair, William (1759–1823), inventor of statistical graphs and writer on political economy

Ian Spence.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Probability and Statistics; Economics; Political Economy. 1868 words.

Playfair, William (1759–1823), inventor of statistical graphs and writer on political economy, was born on 22 September 1759 at the manse, Liff, near Dundee, the fifth of eight children of...

Porter, George Richardson (1792–1852), civil servant and statistician

Henry Parris.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Political Institutions; Probability and Statistics. 896 words.

Porter, George Richardson (1792–1852), civil servant and statistician, was born in London, the son of a merchant. Educated at Merchant Taylors' School, London, he traded from 1813 in sugar...

Rice, Stuart Arthur

Mark C. Smith.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology; Education; US Politics; Probability and Statistics. 1291 words.

Rice, Stuart Arthur (21 November 1889–04 June 1969), sociologist, statistician, and government administrator, was born in Wadena, Minnesota, the son of Edward Myron Rice and Ida Emelin...

Rickman, John (1771–1840), statistician and civil servant

David Eastwood.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Political Institutions; Probability and Statistics. 1172 words.

Rickman, John (1771–1840), statistician and civil servant, was born on 22 August 1771, the only son of Thomas Rickman, vicar of Newburn, Northumberland. He was educated at Guildford grammar...

Swank, James Moore

Paul H. Tedesco.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Journalism; Probability and Statistics. 1572 words.

Swank, James Moore (12 July 1832–21 June 1914), newspaper editor, statistician, and lobbyist, was born in Loyalhanna Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, the son of George W. Swank,...