George Waddel Snedecor

b. 20 October 1881 d. 15 February 1974
  • Alicia L. Carriquiry
  • Herbert A. David


George Snedecor is widely known for his text Statistical Methods, first published in 1937, now in its eighth edition. He was the founder of the Iowa State University Statistical Laboratory in 1933, the first unit of its kind in the United States.


Iowa State College American Statistical Association Machine Calculation Administrative Duty Statistical Consult 
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  • Alicia L. Carriquiry
  • Herbert A. David

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