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David H. Blackwell

AKA David Harold Blackwell, Sr.

Born: 24-Apr-1919
Birthplace: Centralia, IL
Died: 8-Jul-2010
Location of death: Berkeley, CA
Cause of death: Stroke

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Mathematician, Educator

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Bayesian statistics

Father: (railroad worker)
Sister: Elizabeth Cowan
Son: Ann Madison Blackwell (d. 2006)
Daughter: Julia Madison Blackwell (d.)
Son: David Harold Blackwell, Jr. (d.)
Son: Grover Johnson Blackwell (d.)
Daughter: Ruth Blackwell Herch (d.)
Son: Hugo
Daughter: Ann Blackwell
Daughter: Vera Gleason
Daughter: Sarah Hunt Dahlquist

    University: BA Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1938)
    University: MA Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1939)
    University: PhD Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1941)
    Professor: Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA (1942-43)
    Professor: Clark College, Atlanta, GA (1943-44)
    Professor: Howard University (1944-54)
    Professor: Stanford University (1950-51)
    Professor: University of California at Berkeley (1954-88)

    American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1968)
    American Association for the Advancement of Science
    American Mathematical Society Vice President (1968-71)
    American Philosophical Society
    American Statistical Association Vice President (1978)
    Bernoulli Society for Mathematics and Probability President (1975-77)
    Institute for Advanced Study Rosenwald Fellow (1941-42)
    Institute of Mathematical Statistics President (1955)
    International Association for Statistics in the Physical Sciences President (1973)
    International Statistical Institute Vice President (1975-77)
    National Academy of Sciences (1965)
    RAND Corporation Consultant (1948-50)
    Royal Statistical Society Honorary Fellow (1976)
    Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Tau Chapter

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