Esteemed Georgia Tech professor dies

Former industrial engineering professor and statistician Harrison Wadsworth Jr. died Aug. 3, 2010, in Atlanta. Wadsworth was a highly esteemed statistics professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology for 31 years. He was a member of IIE for 58 years, joining in 1952. After retiring from Georgia Tech in 1991, he founded a quality auditing consulting firm. He wrote and edited several books and received sundry awards throughout his career, including the American Society for Quality’s Distinguished Service Medal.

Funeral services were held Aug. 6. The full obituary and guest book is posted on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution website. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.

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