Terence Michael Frederick Smith (18 January 1934 – 7 December 2019)[1][2] was a British statistician known for his research in survey sampling.

Fred Smith gained his first degree in 1959.

He succeeded Prof Maurice Quenouille[3] as Professor of Statistics at the University of Southampton in 1975.[4] He received the Guy Medal in bronze from the Royal Statistical Society in 1979. In 1983 he was elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.[5]

He was President of the Royal Statistical Society in 1991–1993.[6]

Selected bibliography


  1. ^ Fred Smith 1934-2019
  2. ^ "T. M. F. Smith, 1934–2019; Harvey Goldstein, 1939–2020; Allan Henry Seheult, 1942–2019;John Francis Bithell, 1939–2020; M. H. A. Davis, 1945–2020". Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A (Statistics in Society). 183 (3): 1313–1322. 2020. doi:10.1111/rssa.12580.
  3. ^ Statistics: THe Art of Conjecture: T M F Smith
  4. ^ Smith, T. M. F. (2001). "Biometrika centenary: Sample surveys". Biometrika. 88 (1): 167–243. doi:10.1093/biomet/88.1.167.
  5. ^ View/Search Fellows of the ASA, accessed 2016-10-22.
  6. ^ Smith, T. M. F. (1993). "Populations and Selection: Limitations of Statistics (Presidential address)". Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A. 156 (2): 144–166. doi:10.2307/2982726. JSTOR 2982726. (Portrait of T. M. F. Smith on page 144) The Royal Statistical Society lists Smith as the 1991–1993 President in its list of presidents of the Royal Statistical Society, which available on-line: List of presidents Archived 2008-10-13 at the Wayback Machine