CHSAA Distinguished Alumni
   Each year the Centralia High School Alumni Association recognizes distinguished alumni from all walks of life and occupations.  David H. Blackwell was a member of the induction class of 2010 and was honored in ceremonies at the high school and the historical museum.  see photos

David H. Blackwell


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Earned Bachelorís, Masterís and Ph.D degrees
from the University of Illinois

Served as instructor, professor, department chairman,
and director at several major universities

Professor at the University of California at Berkeley 1954-1989

Published more than 60 publications
about Bayesian statistics, probability,
game and set theories and programming

Past president of the American Statistical Society

First African-American elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Recipient of numerous professional honors

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