Elizur Wright

Mathematician, Translator

1804 – 1885

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Who was Elizur Wright?

Elizur Wright was an American mathematician and abolitionist. He is sometimes described as the "father of life insurance" for his pioneering work on actuarial tables. He is also sometimes called the "father of insurance regulation", as he campaigned that life insurance companies must keep reserves, and served as Massachusetts Insurance Commissioner.

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Born
Feb 12, 1804
Connecticut
Religion
  • Atheism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Yale University
Died
Nov 22, 1885

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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