BOWLEY SIR ARTHUR LYON 1869-1957 KTPROFESSOR OF STATISTICS

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Scope and Content

Letters to Bowley from the economist Alfred Marshall (1842-1924) and others,address by Bowley to Leatherhead School on Socialism.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Arthur Lyon Bowley 1869 - 1957

Sir Arthur Bowley was educated at Christ's Hospital and Trinity CollegeCambridge. He started his career as an assistant master at St Johns schoolLeatherhead, 1893 - 1899, becoming a lecturer at the London School ofEconomics from 1895 and a mathematical lecturer at University College,Reading, 1900 - 1907. He stayed on at Reading to become Professor ofMathematics and Economics, 1907 - 1913, and lecturer in Economics, 1913 -1919. He then moved to the University of London to become Professor ofStatistics, 1919 - 1936, becoming Emeritus Professor in 1936. In 1940 hebecame acting director of the University of Oxford Institute of Statisticsand stayed until 1944.

Sir Arthur Bowley was also involved in the Royal Statistical Society, and wasvice-president 1907 - 1909, 1912 - 1914 and president 1938 - 1940. He wasequally involved in the Royal Economic Society, becoming vice-president.

His publications include:

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One box

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