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Biographical entry Lancaster, Henry Oliver (1913 - 2001)

AO, FAA

Born
1 February 1913
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died
2 December 2001
Occupation
Physician and Statistician

Summary

Henry Lancaster was Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Professor of Medical Statistics at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, University of Sydney 1946-1959 and Professor of Mathematical Statistics 1959-1978.

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Events

1937
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (BS) completed at University of Sydney
c. 1937 - c. 1939
Career position - Resident Medical Officer and Resident Pathologist at the Sydney Hospital
c. 1939
Career position - Junior Fellow in Medicine of the Postgraduate Medical Foundation at Prince Henry Hospital
c. 1940
Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA) completed at the University of Sydney
1940 - 1946
Career position - Pathologist with the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps
1946 - 1959
Career position - Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor of Medical Statistics at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, University of Sydney
1948 - 1949
Career position - Rockefeller Fellow in Medicine at the London School of Hygiene
1952 - 1953
Career position - President of the Statistical Society of New South Wales
1953
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Sydney
1957 - 1963
Career position - Member of Council, Australian Mathematical Society
1959 - 1971
Career position - Editor of the Australian Journal of Statistics
1959 - 1978
Career position - Professor of Mathematical Statistics, University of Sydney
1961
Award - Thomas Ranken Lyle Medal, Australian Academy of Science
1961 - 2001
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1965 - 1966
Career position - President of the Statistical Society of Australia
1966
Education - Doctor of Medicine (MD) completed at the University of Sydney
1966 - 1967
Career position - President of the Australian Mathematical Society
1971
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Sydney
1972 - 2001
Award - Honorary Life Member, Statistical Society of Australia
1980
Award - Pitman Medal received from the Statistical Society of Australia
1981 - 2001
Award - Honorary Life Member, Australian Mathematical Society
1992
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for service to mathematical sciences and to education

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Henry Oliver Lancaster - Records, 1934 - 1947, MS 103; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

National Library of Australia Oral History Collection

  • Henry Oliver Lancaster - Records, 1933 - 1974, DeB 760; National Library of Australia Oral History Collection. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Armitage, Peter, 'Professor Henry Oliver Lancaster, 1913 - 2001', Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series D (The statistician), 51 (4) (2002), 566-8, https://www.jstor.org/stable/3650357. Details
  • Backhouse, T. C.; Lancaster, H. O., 'Obituary: James Joscelyn Lawrence', Australian Journal of Science, 23 (3) (1960), 76-77. Details
  • Lancaster, H. O., 'An Early Statistician: John Graunt (1620-1674)', Medical Journal of Australia, 2 (19) (1962), 734-738. Details
  • Lancaster, H. O., 'Obituary: Norman McAlister Gregg', Australian Journal of Science, 29 (4) (1966), 104. Details
  • Lancaster, H. O., 'Charles Henry Wickens, 1872-1939 [includes list of publications]', Australian Journal of Statistics, 16 (2) (1974), 71-82. Details
  • Lancaster, H. O., 'Tables of Mortality Rates for Australia, 1881-1980', Reference Australia, 1 (November) (1987), 3-26. Details
  • Lancaster, H. O., 'Statistical Society of New South Wales', Australian Journal of Statistics, 30 (B) (1988), 99-109. Details
  • Lancaster, H. O. and Gordon, D., 'Health and Medicine in Australia, 1788-1988', Reference Australia, 2 (May) (1988), 21-49. Details
  • Seneta, E., 'Henry Oliver Lancaster (1 February 1913 - 2 December 2001)', Newsletter, International Statistical Institute, 26 (1) (2002), 7. Details
  • Seneta, E. and Eagleson, G.K., 'Henry Oliver Lancaster 1913-200', Historical Records of Australian Science, 15 (2) (2004). http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR04005.htm. Details
  • Seneta, Eugene, 'Henry Oliver Lancaster AO, FAA, DSc, MD, PhD, MB BS, BA', Medical Journal of Australia, 176 (9) (2002), 439. https://doi.org/10.5694/j.1326-5377.2002.tb04488.x. Details
  • Seneta, Eugene, 'In Memoriam: Emeritus Professor Henry Oliver Lancaster, AO FAA 1 February 1913 - 2 December 2001', Australian and New Zealand journal of statistics, 44 (4) (2002), 385-400. Details

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See also

  • Who's who in Australia XXXIst edition 1995 (Melbourne: Information Australia Group, 1995), 1622 pp. Details

McCarthy, G.J.