A Conversation with Leo Goodman

  title={A Conversation with Leo Goodman},
  author={M. Becker},
  journal={Statistical Science},
  • M. Becker
  • Published 2009
  • Mathematics, Sociology
  • Statistical Science
Leo A. Goodman was born on August 7, 1928 in New York City. He received his A.B. degree, summa cum laude, in 1948 from Syracuse University, majoring in mathematics and sociology. He went on to pursue graduate studies in mathematics, with an emphasis on mathematical statistics, in the Mathematics Department at Princeton University, and in 1950 he was awarded the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. His statistics professors at Princeton were the late Sam Wilks and John Tukey. Goodman then began his academic… Expand
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