Remembering Former ISyE Professor, Harrison Morton Wadsworth, Jr.

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Harrison Morton Wadsworth, Jr. died August 3, 2010. He was 85. Wadsworth was a professor of statistics in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech for thirty-one years and taught in China and Turkey. Following his retirement  from Tech in 1991, Wadsworth operated his own quality auditing consulting business.

Wadsworth served in the U.S. Army in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a U.S. delegate and subcommittee chair to the International Standards Organization and the American National Standards Institute. He authored or co-authored several textbooks and served as editor of the Journal of Quality Technology. Wadsworth received numerous awards and medals, including the American Society for Quality's highest honor, the Distinguished Service Medal, and he was a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.

Wadsworth is survived by his wife of fifty-nine years, Irene Hawkins Wadsworth; son, Harrison Morton Wadsworth, III, and his wife Toni Wadsworth; daughter, Alice Eleanor Wadsworth; and grandchildren, Renee Wadsworth, Harrison Morton Wadsworth, IV, William Wadsworth, Harrison Ritchie, Benjamin Lunsford, Matthew Lunsford, and Alison Lunsford.

For those wishing to honor Wadsworth, his family has requested that contributions be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.


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