Henry Ellis Daniels FRS (2 October 1912 – 16 April 2000) was a British statistician. He was President of the Royal Statistical Society (1974–1975), and was awarded its Guy Medal in Gold in 1984, following a Silver medal in 1947. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1980. The Parry-Daniels map is named after him (together with the English mathematician Bill Parry).
Henry graduated from the University of Edinburgh and went on to study at Clare College, Cambridge. In 1957, he became the first "Professor of Mathematical Statistics" at the University of Birmingham.
Selected publications by Daniels 
- Daniels, H. E. (1954). "Saddlepoint Approximations in Statistics". The Annals of Mathematical Statistics 25 (4): 631. doi:10.1214/aoms/1177728652.
- Daniels, H. E. (1975). "Statistics in Universities--A Personal View". Journal of the Royal Statistical Society 138 (1): 1–17. doi:10.2307/2345246.
- Cox, D. (2003). "Henry Ellis Daniels. 2 October 1912 - 16 April 2000". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 49: 133. doi:10.1098/rsbm.2003.0008.
- "Obituaries: Henry Daniels, Edwin J. Redfern". Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series D (The Statistician) 50 (2): 213–215. 2001. doi:10.1111/1467-9884.00273.
- Whittle, P. (1993). "A Conversation with Henry Daniels". Statistical Science 8 (3): 342–353. doi:10.1214/ss/1177010911.
- Henry Daniels at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 2004. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/74126.
- Guardian: Obituary
- Papers and biographical sketch
- The History of the Cambridge Statistical Laboratory
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