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This Month in ASA’s History—July

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In the July 1840 meeting of the association, a list of documents and reports that were donated to the association were read. Some of these reports included the Massachusetts Pauper abstract for 1839, the First Census of the United States, a list of persons taxed in Boston in 1839, and Emerson’s Lecture by the author. Yes, that Emerson.


In July of 1971, the entire membership was polled to find out if a section on statistical computing was necessary to meet the needs of statisticians working in the computer field. Nearly 1,400 members indicated they would wish to be a member of the proposed section—or “well over twice the number of votes required for its establishment.” TAS, October, 1971.

Famous July Birthdays

William G. Cochran, Sir David R. Cox, William “Vilim” Feller, Emil Gumbel, Leslie Kish, Isobel Loutit, Paul Meier, Vilfredo Pareto, Carroll Wright

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