Obituaries for November 2009
Richard Alan Colombo
Richard Alan Colombo, a marketing professor at Fordham University, died on November 19, 2008.
Colombo worked as a statistician at the Office of Population, Censuses, and Surveys in England before moving to New York City, where he earned his MBA and PhD from Columbia University. He taught statistics at Columbia University, New York University, and Yale University. At Fordham University, he conducted research in mathematical models. He was a director of the Old Greenwich Association and a member of the American Statistical Association.
Erich Lehmann, a statistics professor at the University of California, Berkeley, died on September 12, 2009, at the age of 91.
Lehmann was born in France and fled the Nazi invasion with his family in 1933. He attended college in Cambridge, England, and came to Berkeley in 1940 as a graduate student. He was the author of several books and journal papers and awarded many honors, including the Wald and Fisher lectureships. He was president of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and an editor of the Annals of Mathematical Statistics.