Wesley Cardell Thompson

Born: March 3, 1950 died July 27, 1981

place: Whiteville, North Carolina

Mathematics from Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, in 1972; Masters Degree in Mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1974

University California at Berkeley, 1978
thesis: ; advisor David Blackwell.

area of degree: Statistics

Thompson was born to the late Willie J. Thompson and his wife, Fannie Thompson. The family moved to Kingston, New York where he graduated from Kingston High School in 1968. After earning his doctorate, African American Statistician David Blackwell was his advisor. Thompson became a professor of Satistics at the University of California, Berkeley and Davis campuses, serving from 1976 to 1979. He also taught at College of Alameda, California, from 1974 to 1979. Wesley and his family moved back to the East Coast in 1979 to become a member of the technical staff in research at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey. In 1981, he died in a swimming accident.

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