Morris H. Hansen
|Morris H. Hansen|
15 December 1910|
Thermopolis, Wyoming , USA
|Died||Washington D.C., USA|
|Institutions||United States Census Bureau
|Alma mater||University of Wyoming, American University|
|Known for||Survey sampling theory|
Morris Howard Hansen (1910-1990) was an American statistician. While at the United States Census Bureau, he was one of the first to develop methods for statistical sampling and made contributions in many areas of surveys and censuses.
Hansen graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1934 and then moved to Washington DC in search of a job. He ended up at the Census Bureau and taking classes In 1940 he obtained a master's degree in statistics.
Early professional years
During his time at the Census Bureau, Hansen made contributions to the theory and practice of sampling, as well as to non-sampling errors. He also served as President of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics in 1953 and President of the American Statistical Association in 1960.
- http://www.census.gov/prod/2003pubs/oh-hanse.pdf, 1983 Census interview
- http://www.nytimes.com/1990/10/12/obituaries/morris-h-hansen-79-census-statistician.html, New York Times Obituary
- Statistical Science, Vol. 2, No. 2 (May, 1987), pp. 162–179
- Hansen, MH, Hurwitz, WN, and Madow, WG, Sample Survey Methods and Theory, Volume I New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1953.
- Hansen, MH, Hurwitz, WN, and Madow, WG, Sample Survey Methods and Theory, Volume II New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1953.