John Christian Bailar

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John Christian Bailar III (October 9, 1932 – September 6, 2016) was an American statistician and Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago.[1][2] He died at the age of 83 in Mitchellville, Maryland on September 6, 2016.[3]

He was born in Urbana, Illinois, the son of John C. Bailar, Jr., a chemistry professor.[4] He graduated from the University of Colorado with a B.A. in chemistry in 1953, from Yale University with an M.D. in 1955, and from American University with a Ph.D. in statistics in 1973.

He was editor-in-chief of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute and has been on the Editorial Board of Cancer Research. He also was briefly a Professor of Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston before he moved to Canada. In 1975 he was elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.[5]




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