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# Return of the Wanderer: A Physicist Becomes a Probabilist

## Abstract

I grew up in New York City in the Depression. Both my parents were immigrants. My father, Jonas I. Keilson, had arrived in his late teens from Lithuania and had built up a small business as middleman between families of modest means and large merchants in lower Manhattan selling suits, overcoats, and furniture. My father provided contacts, expertise, and credit, and his business flourished. My mother, Sarah Eimer, had come as a baby from Austria. I was the third of three boys. The first, Philip, died in infancy in an accident. The second, Sidney, became an accountant and businessman. I was born on 19 November 1924. A girl, Marcia, came some nine years later and is a clinical psychologist.

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