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By James H. Baird "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." - Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)
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Ph.D. in Statistics, Oklahoma State University, 1972
M.A., University of Arizona, 1965
B.S., Memphis State University, 1963
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