Burt S. Holland | Statistics professor, 64

Burt S. Holland, 64, professor of statistics at the Fox School of Business and Management at Temple University, died of Lou Gehrig's disease Monday, June 21, at his home in Huntingdon Valley.

Born in Brooklyn, he graduated from Jamaica (N.Y.) High School in 1962 and earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics at the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1966 and a doctorate in statistics at North Carolina State University in 1969.

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Burt S. Holland

A son, Benjamin, said Dr. Holland joined the faculty of Temple University in 1970 and was chairman of the statistics department from 1991 to 1996.

With fellow Temple professor Richard M. Heiberger, he wrote a textbook, Statistical Analysis and Data Display, An Intermediate Course with Examples in S-Plus, R and SAS, published by Springer Science & Business Media in 2004.

Besides his son Benjamin, Dr. Holland is survived by his wife, Margaret; another son, Andrew; a daughter, Irene Holland; a brother; and a sister.

A memorial was set for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, at the Diamond Club in Mitten Hall of Temple University, 1913 N. Broad St., Philadelphia.