Deming, W. Edwards (William Edwards), 1900-1993

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1900-10-14
Death 1993-12-20
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Statistician and educator; died 1993.

From the description of W. Edwards Deming papers, 1795-1994 (bulk 1930-1993). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983563

Biographical Note

  • 1900, Oct. 14: Born, Sioux City, Iowa
  • 1921: B.S., electrical engineering, University of Wyoming,Laramie, Wyo.
  • 1922 - 1924 : Assistant professor of physics, Colorado School of Mines,Golden, Colo.
  • 1922: Married Agnes Bell (died 1930)
  • 1924: M.S., mathematics and mathematical physics, University of Colorado,Boulder, Colo.
  • 1924 - 1925 : Assistant professor of physics, University of Colorado,Boulder, Colo.
  • 1925 - 1927 : Instructor in physics, Yale University,New Haven, Conn.
  • 1927 - 1939 : Mathematical physicist, Bureau of Chemistry and Soils, Agriculture Department
  • 1928: Ph.D., mathematics and mathematical physics, Yale University,New Haven, Conn.
  • 1930 - 1944 : Special lecturer, National Bureau of Standards
  • 1932: Married Lola Shupe (died 1986)
  • 1935 - 1953 : Head, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Graduate School, Agriculture Department
  • 1936: Studied under Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher and Jerzy Neyman at University College,London, England
  • 1938: Published Some Notes on Least Squares (Washington, D.C.: Graduate School, Department of Agriculture. 181 pp.)
  • 1939 - 1945 : Head mathematician and advisor in sampling, Bureau of the Census
  • 1940 - 1950 : Consultant to secretary of war and secretary of defense
  • 1942 - 1944 : Taught statistical quality control courses to defense supply industries
  • 1942 - 1953 : Advisor for sampling, Bureau of the Budget
  • 1943: Published Statistical Adjustment of Data (New York: John Wiley and Sons. 261 pp.)
  • 1946 - 1993 : New York, N.Y. New York City Chelsea New York Professor of statistics, Graduate School of Business Administration, New York University,New York, N.Y. Consultant in statistical studies for industry
  • 1947: Advisor for sampling techniques, Supreme Command of the Allied Powers,Tokyo, Japan
  • 1947 - 1952 : Member, United Nations Subcommission on Statistical Sampling
  • 1950: Japan Japan Creation of the Deming Prize in Japan Lecturer, Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers Published Some Theory of Sampling (New York: John Wiley and Sons. 602 pp.)
  • 1955: Awarded Shewhart Medal, American Society for Quality Control
  • 1960: Japan Japan Decorated, Second Order of the Sacred Treasure,Japan Published Sample Design in Business Research (New York: John Wiley and Sons. 517 pp.)
  • 1980: Television broadcast of National Broadcasting Co. (NBC) documentary If Japan Can, Why Can't We? featuring Deming
  • 1980 - 1993 : Lectured on management principles to corporate and management personnel
  • 1982: Published Quality, Productivity, and Competitive Position (Cambridge, Mass.: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Advanced Engineering Study. 373 pp.)
  • 1986: Published Out of the Crisis (Cambridge, Mass.: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Advanced Engineering Study. 505 pp.)
  • 1987: Awarded National Medal of Technology by President Ronald Reagan
  • 1993: Published The New Economics for Industry, Government, Education (Cambridge, Mass.: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Advanced Engineering Study. 240 pp.)
  • 1993, Dec. 20: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the W. Edwards Deming Papers, 1795-1994, (bulk 1930-1993), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Freight and freightage--Quality control
  • Quality control
  • Music
  • Elections--Greece--1946
  • Statistics
  • Railroads--Quality control
  • Management
  • Telephone companies--Quality control

Occupations:

  • Educators
  • Statisticians

Places:

  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • India (as recorded)
  • Japan (as recorded)
  • India (as recorded)
  • Turkey (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Japan (as recorded)
  • Turkey (as recorded)