Albert H. Bowker

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Albert Hosmer Bowker
Chancellor of the
University of California, Berkeley
In office
Preceded by Robert W. Heyns
Succeeded by Ira Michael Heyman
Personal details
Born (1919-09-08)September 8, 1919
Winchendon, Massachusetts
Died January 20, 2008(2008-01-20) (aged 88)
Portola Valley, California

Albert Hosmer Bowker (September 8, 1919 – January 20, 2008) was an American statistician and university administrator. Born in Massachusetts, he worked at Stanford University in the late 1940s to early 1950s. In 1953 he was elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.[1] He then served as Chancellor of the City University of New York from 1963 to 1971. During this period, in 1964, he married his second wife, Rosedith Sitgreaves,[2] herself a notable statistician who had gone through the graduate program in statistics at Columbia University with Bowker and was at the time a professor at Columbia.[3] He served as Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley from 1971 to 1980[4] until serving as U.S. Assistant Secretary for Post-Secondary Education in the Carter administration.[5] After 1 year, he went to the University of Maryland to serve as Dean of the School of Public Affairs. He died of pancreatic cancer in 2008.


  1. ^ View/Search Fellows of the ASA, accessed 2016-07-23.
  2. ^ "Miss Sitgreaves And Dr. Bowker Marry in Easton", New York Times, September 27, 1964 .
  3. ^ Zheng, Tian; Ying, Zhiliang (2013), "Columbia University Statistics", Strength in numbers: the rising of academic statistics departments in the U.S, Springer, New York, pp. 27–38, MR 3077323 . See in particular p. 35.
  4. ^ "Albert H. Bowker - UC Berkeley chancellor - SFGate". 2008-01-25. Retrieved 2011-12-06. 
  5. ^ "Days of Cal | Albert H. Bowker". Retrieved 2011-12-06.