The Annals of Mathematical Statistics was founded in 1930 as an outlet for papers that were too mathematical for the statistics journals of the time. The first four editors were Harry Carver, Sam Wilks, Ted Anderson, and myself. At that time, the editor was responsible not only for the contents of the journal but also for the production and business side. As the size of the Annals grew to over 1800 pages, this became too much of a burden. Consequently, in 1964 the editor, Joe Hodges, persuaded the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) to split the job and appoint a managing editor, leaving the editor with responsibility only for the content of the journal.
KeywordsMathematical Statistics Associate Editor American Statistical Association Mathematics Department Berkeley Symposium
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