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Ivan Fellegi, who held the office of Canada’s chief statistician for 23 years, is a man who respects cleanly collected data with all underlying biases in the data well controlled.

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Jerome Cornfield, a former president of the American Statistical Association, was the director of the biostatistics center and a professor of statistics in the department of statistics at The George Washington University. He is also known as one of the world’s leading statisticians.

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Charles Louis Kincannon, who was 72 when he passed away in December 2012, enjoyed a rich career in statistics lasting 45 years.

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Education was in Joe Ward’s blood, and his favorite subject in school was math. These interests led him to have a career as a math teacher and basketball coach.

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Judith Tanur has had an enriching career in statistics lasting five decades. As a statistician, editor, adviser, and mentor who has made many contributions to statistics and education, she also has inspired students through her work at Stony Brook University. She is a woman of many hats.

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Stephen Fienberg is a professor, researcher, writer, and editor. He has taken different roles throughout his decades-long statistics career, but his focus remains on developing methodologies for statisticians to use in other fields of study.

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Fritz Scheuren, past ASA president, is committed to improving the lives of others. The evidence of this can be seen through his human rights projects, volunteer work, and leadership activities.

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This is an excerpt from the original article “A Conversation with Monroe Sirken,” published in Statistical Science in 2007. The interviews conducted by Barry Graubard, Paul Levy, and Gordon Willis took place in three sessions at the National Center for Health Statistics during the spring of 2006.

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Margaret E. Martin is both an economist and statistician by professional and academic training. Read about her career and how she has become known for her leadership and contributions to the federal statistical system.

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Joseph Steinberg was part of the U.S. Census Bureau’s “Golden Age.” Here is a look at his distinguished career as a public servant and statistician in the private sector.

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