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Adelstein, Abraham Manie [Abe] (1916–1992), occupational physician and medical statistician, was born on 28 March 1916 at Trichard, eastern Transvaal, South Africa, the fourth of five children (four boys and one girl) of Nathan Adelstein, miller in Trichard, and Rosie Cohen, both Jewish immigrants from ...

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Argyle, Jesse William (1859–1924), social investigator and statistician, was born at 7 Argyle Road, Mile End, London, on 4 September 1859, the elder of two sons of Jesse Smith Argyle (1834/5–1866), a grocer's travelling salesman, and his wife, Martha Annie, née Mattocks. After their father's death ...

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Bartlett, Maurice Stevenson (1910–2002), statistician and probabilist, was born on 18 June 1910 at 64 Wellesley Road, Chiswick, London, the third and youngest child of William Stevenson Bartlett (c.1864–c.1959/60), a confectioner's clerk, and later a clerical officer in Customs and Excise...

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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 of Baxter & Co., parliamentary lawyers, of Westminster. He was a collateral descendant of ...

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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 Boreham (1888–1966), Church of England clergyman, and his wife, Caroline Mildred, née Slater (1890–1943)...

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Bowley, Sir Arthur Lyon (1869–1957), statistician, was born at 12 King's Square, Bristol, on 6 November 1869, the son of the Revd James William Lyon Bowley (1826–1871), vicar of St Philip and St Jacob, and his wife, Maria Johnson. Bowley spent nine years at ...

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Sir Arthur Lyon Bowley (1869–1957) by Stella Bowen, 1936 © reserved; by courtesy of London School of Economics

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Box, George Edward Pelham (1919–2013), statistician, was born on 18 October 1919 at 52 Cobham Street, Gravesend, Kent, the younger son of Harry Box, assistant manager at a tailors and outfitters, and his wife, Helen, née Martin. He had an elder sister, Joyce...

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Brass, William [Bill] (1921–1999), demographer and statistician, was born in Edinburgh on 5 September 1921, the only son and second of the three children of John Brass (1892–1962), engineer, and his wife, Margaret Tait, née Haig (1893–1968), dressmaker. Family circumstances were not easy: his father was gassed in the First World War and never fully recovered. Compulsory attendance at Presbyterian services during childhood had no enduring effect, although the other family commitment, to the ...