Harold Hotelling

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Birthday
29, 1895
Birthplace
Minnesota
DEATH DATE
Dec 26, 1973 (78)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
29, 1895
Birthplace
Minnesota
DEATH DATE
Dec 26, 1973 (78)

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Pioneer of modern statistics who was also an influential economic theorist. He was also a longtime Mathematics Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received the North Carolina Award for contributions to science in 1972.

Before Fame

After completing his doctorate in mathematics at Princeton, he struck up a correspondence with fellow mathematician R.A. Fisher, inspiring his later work.

Trivia

While working at Columbia University he sponsored refugees from European anti-semitism and Nazism by putting them on his research team.

Family Life

He was born in Fulda, Minnesota.

Associated With

He was the teacher of another highly influential economist, Milton Friedman.

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