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Leonard Jimmie Savage

educator , statistician

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