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THE BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF PARAPSYCHOLOGY

T(HOMAS) N(ALL) E(DEN) GREVILLE

Mathematician. B. December 27, 1910, New York, N.Y. B. A., 1930, Unversity of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee; M. A., 1932, Ph.D., 1933, Unversity of Michigan. M. 1951, Florence Nusim: 1 d., 1 s. Actuarial assistant, Acacia Mutual Life Insurance Company, Washington, D.C., 1933-37; instructor in mathematics, Unversity of Michigan, 1937-40; actuarial mathematician, U. S. Bureau of the Census, 1940-46; chief, actuarial analysis section, National Office of Vital Statistics, 1946-52; statistical consultant, U. S. Operations Mission to Brazil, 1952-54; chief mathematician, assistant chief actuary, U. S. Social Security Administration, 1954-58; chief mathematician, Office of the Quatermaster General, 1958-61; vice president, S. A. Miller Company, Washington, D. C., 1961-62; visiting professor, Mathematics Research Center U. S. Army, 1962 to present. Member: American Mathematicial Society, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Society of Actuaries, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, American Statistical Assn., Parapsychological Assn.; editor, Journal of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics; statistical editor, Journal of Parapsychology.

Dr. Greville is the author of statistical studies, including the United States Life Tables and Actuarial Tables, 1939-41 (U. S. Government Printing Office, 1946), and has contributed to Annals of Mathematical Statistics. In the field of parapsycholoy, he is chiefly interested in the statistical evaluation of experiments in general extrasensory perception. His reports in this field in the Journal of Parapsychology include "Exact Probabilities for the Matching Hypothesis" (Vol. 2, 1938); "A Summary of Mathematical Advances Bearing on ESP" (Vol. 3, 1939); "A Survey and Appraisal of the Statistical Method Used in Parapsychological Research" (Vol. 13, 1949); "A Method of Evaluating the Reinforcement Effect" (Vol, 15, 1951); "A Reappraisal of the Mathematical Evaluation of the Reinforcement Effect" (Vol. 18, 1964). Residence: 5710 Tecumseh Avenue Madison 14, Wisconsin; business address: Mathematics Research Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison 6.


Taken from Helene Pleasants (1964) Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology with Directory and Glossary 1946-1996 NY: Garrett Publications







Taken from Helene Pleasants (1964) Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology with Directory and Glossary 1946-1996 NY: Garrett Publications


 
 

 

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