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W. Edwards Deming

AKA William Edwards Deming

Born: 14-Oct-1900
Birthplace: Sioux City, IA
Died: 20-Dec-1993
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Mathematician, Engineer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Quality Control guru

Father: William Albert Deming (d. 1930)
Mother: Pluma Irene Edwards (d. 1920)
Brother: Robert Edwards Deming (b. 11-May-1902)
Sister: Elizabeth Marie Deming Hood (b. 21-Jan-1909)
Wife: Agnes Bell (m. Jun-1922, d. 1930)
Daughter: Dorothy Deming Baker (adopted, d. 1984)
Wife: Lola Elizabeth Shupe (m. 2-Apr-1932, d. Jun-1986, heart failure)
Daughter: Diana Deming Cahill (b. Dec-1934)
Daughter: Linda Ratcliff (b. Jun-1942)

    University: BS Electrical Engineering, University of Wyoming at Laramie (1921)
    University: MS Mathematics and Physics, University of Colorado (1925)
    Professor: Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
    Professor: University of Colorado
    University: PhD Mathematics and Physics, Yale University (1928)
    Professor: New York University (1946-93)
    Professor: Columbia University (1988-93)

    American Express Consultant (1975)
    AT&T Consultant (1959-63)
    Chrysler (1957-59)
    Dow Chemical Consultant
    Ford Motors Consultant (1981)
    General Motors Consultant (1981-94)
    Goodyear Consultant (1971-73)
    Hewlett-Packard (1977-78)
    IBM Consultant (1971)
    Mead Consultant (1966-67)
    Pfizer Consultant (1972-74)
    Southern Bell Consultant (1953-61)
    Volkswagen Consultant (1962-65)
    Young & Rubicam Consultant (1960-74)
    US Agriculture Department mathematical physicist (1927-39)
    Bell Laboratories Intern
    Western Electric Intern
    American Association for the Advancement of Science
    American Statistical Association
    International Statistical Institute
    National Academy of Engineering (1983)
    National Medal of Technology and Innovation (1987)


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