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I need the year of death of the following mathematicians all of whom are written up in R.C.Archibald's book Mathematical Table Makers.

Carl Burrau, b. 1867, d. ???? - Danish, astronomer and actuary

Herbert Bristol Dwight, b. 1885, d. ???? - American, tables of integrals

Alexander John Thompson, b. 1885, d. ????, British, statistician, BAASMTC

Thanks for any insight.

Cheers, Scott

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The question about Thompson was re-asked and now answered at… – Nate Eldredge Dec 2 '13 at 16:38
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Burrau died in 1947 (source) Dwight died in 1975 (source) I could not find info on A.J. Thompson's year of death.

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Thanks much for the help, H.M. – Scott Guthery Apr 5 '10 at 23:35

Just a comment on Šiljak's source about Dwight: the footnote (in Russian) says "Год смерти этого автора точно неизвестен и оценен как 1975", i.e. the year of death of Dwight was unknown by the author of that website and "estimated" as 1975.

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Thank you, I seem to have missed the footnote. – Harun Šiljak Apr 2 '10 at 20:40
Thanks much, Andy. – Scott Guthery Apr 5 '10 at 23:35

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