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Obituary: Jesse Arnold

1 July 2023 194 views No Comment

Jesse Arnold of Blacksburg, Virginia, passed away May 16, 2023, in Gainesville, Florida.

Arnold earned his PhD in 1967 from Florida State University and subsequently joined the Virginia Tech Department of Statistics. He served as department chair from 1973–1982 and full professor for the remainder of his career there.

An elected member of the International Statistical Institute and fellow of the American Statistical Association, Arnold was also a former president of the Eastern North American Region of the International Biometrics Society. Additionally, he wrote a popular statistics textbook, plus many papers that were published in respected statistical journals.

Outside of academics, Arnold was known as an outstanding tennis player and, in retirement, an excellent woodworker. He was a great mentor and friend to many former students and faculty at Virginia Tech and will be remembered warmly.

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