Female Professionals Famous Female Statisticians

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List of famous female statisticians, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female statisticians list contains the most prominent and top females known for being statisticians. There are thousand of females working as statisticians in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic statisticians have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a statistician then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list has a variety of people in it, from Grace Wahba to Jessica Utts.

While this isn't a list of all female statisticians, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female statisticians?" and "Who are the best female statisticians?"
Florence Nightingale is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Statisticians
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Florence Nightingale, OM, RRC was a celebrated English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. She came to prominence while serving as a manager of nurses trained by her where she organised the tending to soldiers. She gave nursing a highly favourable reputation and became an icon of Victorian culture, especially in the persona of "The Lady with the Lamp" making rounds of soldiers at night. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 90 (1820-1910)

Birthplace: Florence, Italy

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F. N. David

Florence Nightingale David, also known as F. N. David was an English statistician, born in Ivington, Herefordshire, England. She was named after Florence Nightingale, who was a friend of her parents. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 84 (1909-1993)

Birthplace: Ivington, United Kingdom


Enid Charles

Enid Charles was a socialist, feminist and statistician who was a pioneer in the fields of demography and population statistics. She was born Dorothy Enid Charles in Denbigh, Wales. She obtained a bachelor's degree in mathematics, economics and statistics at Newnham College, Cambridge University and a Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Charles met the conscientious objector Lancelot Hogben while at Cambridge; they married in 1918. Out of a dozen or so socialist and feminist couples in Britain in the early 20th century, Charles was the only wife to keep her name. The couple who had two sons and two daughters, separated in 1953 and divorced in 1957. Charles ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 78 (1894-1972)

Birthplace: United Kingdom

Gertrude Mary Cox is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Statisticians
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Gertrude Mary Cox was an influential American statistician and founder of the department of Experimental Statistics at North Carolina State University. She was later appointed director of both the Institute of Statistics of the Consolidated University of North Carolina and the Statistics Research Division of North Carolina State University. Her most important and influential research dealt with experimental design; she wrote an important book on the subject with W. G. Cochran. In 1949 Cox became the first female elected into the International Statistical Institute and in 1956 was President of the American Statistical Association. Gertrude Cox was born in Dayton, Iowa on January 13, 1900. She ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 78 (1900-1978)

Birthplace: Iowa, United States of America

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