Source: Statist. Sci.
Volume 14, Number 1
I. Richard Savage was born in Detroit on October 26, 1925. He
attended Northern High School in Detroit and received a bachelor's degree in
mathematics at the University of Chicago when he was nineteen. Subsequently, he
received a master's degree in mathematics from the University of Michigan
(1945) and a Ph.D. in mathematical statistics from Columbia in 1953. While at
Columbia, he met JoAnn Osherow and they were married in 1950. They have two
daughters, Martha, born in 1951, and Donna, born in 1953.
His career began with a threeyear (1951–1954) stint
as a mathematical statistician in the National Bureau of Standards, followed by
a three year visiting appointment in the Department of Statistics at
Stanford University. From 1957 to 1963, Savage was a professor of Statistics,
Biostatistics and Economics at the University of Minnesota. He then spent the
next eleven years on the faculty of Florida State University in the Department
of Statistics. From 1974 until his retirement in 1990, he was a professor in
the Department of Statistics at Yale University. His research interests include
rank order statistics, statistics and pub lic policy and Bayesian
statistics. He served as Coeditor of the Journal of the American Statistical
Association (1968, as Editor of the Annals of Statistics
(1974–1977), and as President of the American Statistical Association
(1984). Because of his commitment to advance proper use of statistics to shape
public policy, he has been heavily involved with the Committee on National
Statistics of the National Research Council. The book Statistics and Public
Policy, edited by Bruce Spencer, was published in 1997 in honor of Savage's
contributions to statistics.
Berk, R. H. and Savage, I. R. (1968). The information in a rank order and the stopping times of some associated SPRTs. Ann. Math. Statist. 39 1661-1674.
Mathematical Reviews (MathSciNet): MR38:823
Chernoff, H. and Savage, I. R. (1958). Asymptotic normality and efficiency of certain nonparametric test statistics. Ann. Math. Statist. 29 972-994.
Cram´er, H. (1946). Mathematical Methods of Statistics. Princeton Univ. Press.
Mathematical Reviews (MathSciNet): MR8,39f
Deutsch, K. and Savage, I. R. (1960). A statistical model of the gross analysis of transactional flows. Econometrica 28 551- 572.
Grab, E. L. and Savage I. R. (1954). Tables of the expected value of 1/X for positive Bernoulli and Poisson variables. J. Amer. Statist. Assoc. 49 169-177.
Grenander, U. and Rosenblat, M. (1957). Statistical Analysis of Stationary Time Series. Wiley, New York.
Hollander, M. and Marshall, A. W. (1995). A conversation with Frank Proschan. Statist. Sci. 10 118-133.
Greenwood, J. A., Olkin, I. and Savage, I. R. (1962). The Annals of Mathematical Statistics Vol. 1-31 Index. IMS, Hayward, CA.
Proschan, F. and Savage I. R. (1960). Starting a control chart. Industrial Quality Control 17 1-2.
Savage, I. R. (1953). Bibliography of nonparametric statistics and related topics. J. Amer. Statist. Assoc. 48 844-906.
Savage, I. R. (1962). Bibliography of Nonparametric Statistics. Harvard Univ. Press, Cambridge.
Savage, I. R. (1964). Contribution to the theory of rank order statistics: applications of lattice theory. Rev. Internat. Statist. Inst. 32 52-64.
Mathematical Reviews (MathSciNet): MR32:558
Savage, I. R. and Savage, L. J. (1965). Finite stopping time and finite expected stopping time. J. Roy. Statist. Soc. Ser. B 27 284-289.
Savage, I. R. and Sethuraman, J. (1966). Stopping time of a rank-order sequential probability ratio test based on Lehmann alternatives. Ann. Math. Statist. 30 1154-1160.
Mathematical Reviews (MathSciNet): MR34:915
Savage, I. R. (1968). Statistics: Uncertainty and Behavior. Houghton Mifflin, Boston.
Savage, L. J. (1954). The Foundation of Statistics. Wiley, New York.
Sherman, S. W. and Robinson, N. M., eds. (1982). Ability Testing of Handicapped People: Dilemma for Government, Science and the Public. National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.
Spencer, B. D., ed. (1997). Statistics and Public Policy. Oxford Univ. Press.
Straf, M. (1994). A conversation with Margaret Martin. Statist. Sci. 9 127-145.
Tamur, J. M., ed. (1978). Statistics: A Guide to the Unknown, 2nd ed. Holden-Day, San Francisco.
Wallis, W. A. (1981). Memorial service tribute. In The Writings of Leonard Jimmie Savage-A Memorial Selection 11- 24. Amer. Statist. Assoc. and IMS, Washington, D.C.