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Tom Liggett passed away May 12, 2020 in Los Angeles at the age of 76. According to Wikipedia, Tom Liggett moved at the age of two with his missionary parents to Latin America, where he was educated in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and San Juan (Puerto Rico). He graduated from Oberlin…

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Clifford H. Spiegelman, Regents Professor and distinguished professor of statistics at Texas A&M University and a leader in statistical and environmental forensics, passed away May 14 in College Station at the age of 71. For over 40 years, Cliff Spiegelman applied his statistical expertise to chemistry, forensic science, medicine and…

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Ken Russell’s death, on 16 July 2019, ended a passionate involvement with the discipline of Statistics that lasted almost 50 years. It is not unusual for people to have a passion for (some of) what they do. But very few would wear the mantle of Passionate Statistician as well as…

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Editor’s note: IMS Fellow Roger Farrell died in September 2017, but it’s recently come to light that we did not publish an obituary. The following appeared in the Cornell Chronicle in October 2017, and is reproduced with permission. Roger H. Farrell, professor emeritus of mathematics, died September 28, 2017, at…

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Richard Mansfield Dudley, MIT professor emeritus of mathematics, died on January 19 at the age of 81. Born on July 28, 1938, in Cleveland, Ohio, Dick Dudley completed a BA from Harvard University, summa cum laude, in 1959. He wrote a doctoral dissertation at Princeton University under two advisors, Gilbert…

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