(c. 1853 - 24 Aug 1935)
British newspaper editor who joined the staff of The Times in 1882, and was its City Editor from 1895 to his retirement in 1914. He was a long-time member of the Royal Statistical Society (elected a Fellow in 1878). (Year of birth estimated from age at death, 82 given in obituary.)
Science Quotes by Wynnard Hooper (1 quote)
The word 'statistic' is derived from the Latin status, which, in the middle ages, had become to mean 'state' in the political sense. 'Statistics', therefore, originally denoted inquiries into the condition of a state.
— Wynnard Hooper
'Statistics' Encyclopedia Britannica (1911), Vol. 25, 806. In Anton Bovier, Statistical Mechanics of Disordered Systems (2006), 49.