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D. J. Bartholomew

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D.J. Bartholomew
D.J. Bartholomew

David John Bartholomew, FBA (6 August 1931 – 16 October 2017) was a British statistician who was president of the Royal Statistical Society between 1993 and 1995.[1] He was professor of statistics at the London School of Economics between 1973 and 1996.[2]


Bartholomew was born 6 August 1931, the son of Albert and Joyce Bartholomew in Oakley, Bedfordshire.[2][3] He was educated at Bedford Modern School[4] and University College London, where he earned his BSc and PhD.[1]

Bartholomew began his career as a scientist at the National Coal Board in 1955.[2] In 1957 he became a lecturer in statistics at the University of Keele,[2] before his appointment as a senior lecturer at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth.[2]

Bartholomew was appointed professor of statistics at the University of Kent in 1967[2] before being made professor of statistics at the London School of Economics in 1973, a position he held until 1996. He was emeritus professor (pro-director) between 1988 and 1991.[2]

Bartholomew was president of the Royal Statistical Society, 1993–95 (honorary secretary, 1976–82; treasurer, 1989–93).[2] He was vice-president of the Manpower Society (1987–95)[2] and was chairman of the Science and Religion Forum between 1997 and 2000.[2]

Bartholomew was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1987.[2]

Family life

In 1955 Bartholomew married Marian Elsie Lake, and they have two daughters.[5] Bartholomew has debated atheist physicist Victor Stenger on whether or not God is a failed hypothesis.[1]



1. 1961: & S.E. Finer and H.B. Berrington Backbench Opinion in the House of Commons, 1955–1959. Oxford: Pergamon Press.

2. 1967: Stochastic Models for Social Processes, New York and London: John Wiley and Sons. (German translation 1970).

3. 1971: & E.E. Bassett, Let's Look at the Figures: the quantitative approach to human affairs), Harmondsworth Middlesex: Penguin books (Dutch translation, 1971).

4. 1971: & B.R.Morris (eds.), Aspects of Manpower Planning, London: English Universities Press.

5. 1971: & A.R.Smith (eds.) Manpower and Management Science, London: English Universities Press.

6. 1972: & R.E. Barlow, H.D. Brunk and J.M. Bremner, Statistical Inference under Order Restrictions, Chichester: John Wiley and Sons.

7. 1973: Stochastic Models for Social Processes, (revised and enlarged) Chichester 2nd edition: John Wiley and Sons.

8. 1976: (ed.) Manpower Planning, Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Penguin Books.

9. 1979: & A.F.Forbes, Statistical Techniques for Manpower Planning, Chichester: John Wiley and Sons.

10. 1981: Mathematical Methods in Social Science, Chichester: John Wiley and Sons.

11. 1982: Stochastic Models for Social Processes, Chichester 3rd edition: John Wiley and Sons.

12. 1985: Russian translation of Chapters 1–8 of Stochastic Models for Social Processes, 3rd edition, Moscow.

13. 1984: God of Chance, London: SCM Press, Italian translation, 1987.

14. 1987: Latent Variable Models and Factor Analysis, London: Griffin.

15. 1991: & A. F. Forbes and S.I. McClean, Statistical Techniques for Manpower Planning, Chichester 2nd edition: John Wiley and Sons (Hebrew translation 2001, The Open University of Israel).

16. 1993: & K.Haagen & M.Deistler (eds.), Statistical Modelling and Latent Variables, Amsterdam: North-Holland.

17. 1996: Uncertain Belief, Oxford: The Clarendon Press.

18. 1996: The Statistical Approach to Social Measurement, San Diego: Academic Press.

19. 1999: & M. Knott, Latent Variable Models and Factor Analysis, London Arnold, 2nd edition:

20. 2002: & F. Steele, I Moustaki & J. I. Galbraith, The Analysis and Interpretation of Multivariate Data for Social Scientists, Boca Raton, Florida: Chapman & Hall/CRC.

21. 2004: Measuring Intelligence: Facts and Fallacies, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

22. 2006: (Ed) Measurement. Benchmarks in Social Research Methods, (4 Vols.) Thousand Oaks, Ca: Sage Publications.

23. 2007: God, Chance and Purpose: Can God have it both ways? Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

24. 2008: & F Steele, I Moustaki, J Galbraith, Analysis of Multivariate Social Science Data, (second edition) Boca Raton, Florida: Chapman & Hall/CRC

25. 2011: & M Knott, I Moustaki, Latent Variable Models and factor Analysis: A unified approach. Chichester: John Wiley and Sons Ltd

26. 2013: Unobserved Variables: Models and Misunderstandings. Heidelberg: Springer

Notes and references

  1. ^ a b c Who Was Who, Published by A&C Black Limited, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2014; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014; online edn, April 2014
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "BARTHOLOMEW, David John (born 1931), Professor of Statistics, London School of Economics, 1973–96, then Emeritus (Pro-Director, 1988–91)". Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  3. ^
  4. ^ Bedford Modern School of the Black And Red, Andrew Underwood 1981; updated 2010
  5. ^ BARTHOLOMEW, Prof. David John’, Who's Who 2009, A & C Black, 2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2008 accessed 18 August 2009

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