Frank Wilcoxon

b. 2 September 1892 d. 18 November 1965
  • Ralph A. Bradley


Wilcoxon was a notable chemist and had a significant role in developing modern insecticides. He and Jack Youden were two of a three person study group meeting to study R. A. Fisher’s newly published book, Design of Experiments. Both became statisticians and made important contributions.


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