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Leonard Jimmie Savage

Leonard Jimmie Savage, American educator, statistician. Fellow Institute Mathematics Statistics (president 1957-1958), American Statistical Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science; member International Statistical Institute, American Mathematics Society.

Background

  • Savage, Leonard Jimmie was born on November 20, 1917 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Louis and Mae (Rugawitz) Savage.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University of Michigan, 1938, Doctor of Philosophy. in Mathematics, 1941. Honorary Doctor of Science, U. Rochester.

    Career

    • Rackham fellow Institute Advanced Study, Princeton, 1941-1942. Instructor mathematics Cornell Univercity, 1942-1943. Research mathematician Brown U., 1943.

      Research associate Columbia, 1944-1945, New York University, 1945-1946. Rockefeller fellow Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts and University of Chicago, 1946-1947. Research associate University of Chicago, 1947-1949, member of faculty, 1949-1950, professor, 1954-1960, department chairman, 1956-1959.

      Professor University of Michigan, 1960-1964. Eugene Higgins professor statistics Yale, 1964-1971. Guggenheim fellow Paris, France and Cambridge, England, 1951-1952, Rome, Italy, 1968.

      Fulbright grantee, France, 1951-1952. Fellow Center Advanced Study Behavioral Science, 1963-1964.

    Works

    • Author: Foundations of Statistics, 1954. (with L. E. Dubins) How to Gamble If You Must, 1965.

    Membership

    Fellow Institute Mathematics Statistics (president 1957-1958), American Statistical Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member International Statistical Institute, American Mathematics Society.

    Connections

    • Married Jean Strickland, July 10, 1964. Children by previous marriage: Sam Linton, Frank Albert.
    • father: Louis Savage
    • mother: Mae (Rugawitz) Savage
    • spouse: Jean Strickland
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    Born November 20, 1917
    Died November 2, 1971
    (aged 53)
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