Savage, Leonard J. (Jimmie) (1917–1971)
L.J. (Jimmie) Savage, né Leonard Ogashevitz, was born in Detroit on 20 November 1917 and died in New Haven on 1 November 1971. His interests were encyclopedic: as a youth he immersed himself in the Book of Knowledge, and at the time of his death he was preparing for the Peabody Museum a demonstration-exhibit on animal odorants. The dominant theme of Savage’s professional work was the mathematical analysis of normative behaviour.