Walter Francis Willcox

b. 22 March 1861 d. 29 October 1964
  • Margo J. Anderson


Willcox, demographer and statistician, founded the statistical research office in the U.S. Census Office, and was a major innovator in demographic analysis and apportionment theory and methodology in the United States.


Census Bureau American Statistical Association Demographic Analysis Birth Registration United States Supreme 
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  1. Grossman, David Michael (1973). Professors and Public Service, 1885–1925: A Chapter in the Professionalization of the Social Sciences. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Washington University, St. Louis.Google Scholar
  2. For his papers see the Walter Willcox Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.Google Scholar
  3. Willcox, Walter (1897). The Divorce Problem: A Study in Statistics. Studies in History, Economics and Public Law, Columbia University Press, New York.Google Scholar
  4. Willcox, Walter (1940). Studies in American Demography. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY.Google Scholar
  5. Willcox, Walter (1933). Introduction to the Vital Statistics of the United States, 1900 to 1930. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.Google Scholar

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