Carr-Saunders, Alexander Morris

Educated at Eton and Magdalen College in Oxford, where he obtained first class honours in zoology, after being a demonstrator in comparative anatomy at Oxford Carr-Saunders (1886-1966) studied biometrics under Karl Pearson and became secretary of the research committee of the Eugenics Education Society. In 1922 he wrote a The Population Problem and in 1924 Eugenics, in 1923 he was called to the chair of Social Science at Liverpool and in 1937 he succeeded Beveridge as director of the London School of Economics. In 1936 he was chairperson of the Population Investigation Committee and in 1944-49 he chaired the Statistics Committee of the Royal Commission on Population.

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