Pearson, E. S. (Egon Sharpe), 1895-1980

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Egon Sharpe Pearson (1895-1980), statistician, was born at Hampstead, London, on 11 August 1895, son of the biometrician Karl Pearson. He attended Dragon School, Oxford, and Winchester College before entering Trinity College, Cambridge (B.A., 1920; M.A., 1924), where he studied mathematics. Pearson became a statistics lecturer in his father's department at University College London, and was appointed head of the statistics department, 1933, and professor, 1935. During the Second World War, he was seconded to the Ordnance Board. He was closely connected with the journal Biometrika, and was its editor for many years. Pearson retired from his London chair in 1960, and died at West Lavington, near Midhurst, Sussex, on 12 June 1980.

From the guide to the Egon Pearson: Cambridge lecture notes, 1914-1920, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

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referencedIn Frederick Mosteller Papers, 1934-2005 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn W. Edwards Deming Papers, 1795-1994, (bulk 1930-1993) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Tukey, John W., 1915-2000. John W. Tukey Papers, 1937-2000 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Deming, W. Edwards (William Edwards), 1900-1993. W. Edwards Deming papers, 1795-1994 (bulk 1930-1993). Library of Congress
creatorOf Egon Pearson: Cambridge lecture notes, 1914-1920 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
creatorOf Hammersley, J. M. (John Michael). Jerzy Neyman biographical material, 1975-1982. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Egon Pearson: Cambridge lecture notes, 1914-1920 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
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Death 1980-06-12

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