Robert Vincent Hogg was born on November 8, 1924 in Hannibal, Missouri. He earned a Ph.D. in statistics at the University of Iowa in 1950, where his advisor was Allen Craig. Following graduation, he joined the mathematics faculty at the University of Iowa. He was the founding Chair when the Department of Statistics was created at Iowa in 1965 and he served in that capacity for 19 years. At Iowa he also served as Chair of the Quality Management and Productivity Program and the Hanson Chair of Manufacturing Productivity. He became Professor Emeritus in 2001 after 51 years on the Iowa faculty. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and the American Statistical Association plus an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute. He was President of the American Statistical Association (1988) and chaired two of its winter conferences (1992, 1994). He received the ASA’s Founder’s Award (1991) and the Gottfried Noether Award (2001) for contributions to nonparametric statistics. His publications through 1996 are described in Communications in Statistics—Theory and Methods (1996), 2467–2481.
This interview was conducted on April 14, 2004 at the Department of Statistics, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, and revised in the summer of 2006.
"A Conversation with Robert V. Hogg." Statist. Sci. 22 (1) 137 - 152, February 2007. https://doi.org/10.1214/088342306000000637