
The
following appeared in the 1935 issue of the Annals of Mathematical
Statistics:
For
sometime there has been a feeling that the theory of statistics
would be advanced in the United States by the formation of an
organization of those persons especially interested in the mathematical
aspects of the subject. As a consequence, a meeting of interested
persons was arranged for September 12, 1935 at Ann Arbor, Michigan.
At the meeting, it was decided to form an organization to be
known as the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. A constitution
and bylaws were adopted and the following officers elected to
serve until December 31, 1936: President, H. L. Rietz; VicePresident,
W. A. Shewhart; SecretaryTreasurer, A. T. Craig. A resolution,
instructing the officers to investigate the feasibility of the
affiliation of the Institute with the American Mathematical Society
or with the American Statistical Association, was adopted.
The
constitution provides that membership in the Institute shall
consist of Members, Fellows, Honorary Members, and Sustaining
Members. A committee on membership will establish qualifications
requisite for the different grades of membership. The annual
dues of members and fellows are five dollars a year and these
include a year's subscription to the official journal, the Annals
of Mathematical Statistics.
The
next meeting of the Institute will be held in St. Louis, Missouri,
in December of this year in connection with the meetings of the
American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American
Mathematical Society, and other organizations.
Forms
for application for membership in the Institute may be had by
writing the SecretaryTreasurer at the University of Iowa, Iowa
City, Iowa. 