March 15, 2001
Vol. 20 No. 12

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    International Statistical Institute elects Stigler as fifth American president since its founding in 1885

    Steve Koppes
    News Office

    Stephen Stigler, the Ernest DeWitt Burton Distinguished Service Professor in Statistics, has been elected president of the International Statistical Institute.

    Stephen Stigler

    Stigler will serve as president-elect from 2001 to 2003 and president from 2003 to 2005. He is the institute’s fifth American president since its founding in 1885.

    An expert on the history of statistics, Stigler is the author of numerous articles and books on the topic, including The History of Statistics: The Measurement of Uncertainty Before 1900 (1986). He served as Chairman of Statistics at the University from 1986 to 1992.

    Based in The Hague in the Netherlands, the institute is the profession’s principal international statistical society with approximately 1,900 elected members from 130 counties. Members are elected from government, industry and academia.