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Dr. David Blackwell's Biography

BORN:

EDUCATION:



April 24, 1919, Centralia, Illinois

Centralia Public Schools 1925-35
University of Illinois 1935-41: AB 1938, AM 1939,
Ph.D. 1941, Mathematics.

 
POSITIONS HELD:

   1941-42
   Summer '42
   1942-43
   1943-44
   1944-46
   1946-47
   1947-54

   Summers,
   1948-50
   1950-51
   1954-55
   1955-73
   1957-61
   1970-71
   1973-75

   1973-
Rosenwald Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study
Assistant Statistician, OPA
Instructor, Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA.
Instructor, Clark College, Atlanta, Georgia
Assistant Professor, Howard University, Washington, DC
Associate Professor, Howard University, Washington, DC
Professor and Head, Mathematics Department,
Howard University, Washington, DC

Mathematician, Rand Corporation
Visiting Professor, Stanford University
Visiting Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Professor of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley
Chairman, Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley
Faculty Research Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley
Director, University of California Study Center
United Kingdom and Ireland (Education Abroad Program)
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, University of California, Berkeley

 
HONORARY DEGREES

   1966
   1969
   1971
   1980
   1987
   1988
   1988
   1990
   1990
   1990
   1991
   1992
D.Sc. (Honorary) University of Illinois
D.Sc. (Honorary) Michigan State University
D.Sc. (Honorary) Southern Illinois University
D.Sc. (Honorary) Carnegie-Mellon University
D.Sc. (Honorary) National University of Lesotho
D.Sc. (Honorary) Amherst College
D.Sc. (Honorary) Harvard University
D.Sc. (Honorary) Howard University
D.Sc. (Honorary) Yale University
D.Sc. (Honorary) University of Warwick
D.Sc. (Honorary) Syracuse University
D.Sc. (Honorary) University of Southern California

 
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE, HONORS

   1955
   1965
   1968
   1968-71
   1972-73
   1973
   1974
   1975-78
   1975-77
   1976
   1977
   1978-
   1979
   1986
   1988
President, Institute of Mathematical Statistics
Elected to National Academy of Sciences
Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Vice-President, American Mathematical Society
Chairman, Faculty Research Lecture Committee
President, International Association for Statistics in the Physical Sciences
W.W. Rouse Ball Lecturer, University of Cambridge, UK
President, Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability
Vice-President, International Statistical Institute
Elected Honorary Fellow, Royal Statistical Society
Wald Lecturer, Institute of Mathematical Statistics
Vice-President, American Statistical Association
TIMS/ORSA John Von Neumann Theory Prize
R.A. Fisher Award, Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies
The Berkeley Citation

 
MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES (partial list)

 






National Academy of Sciences
American Association for Advancement of Science
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Institute of Mathematical Statistics
American Mathematical Society
Royal Statistical Society
American Philosophical Society






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