Hubert Blalock, Sociologist Noted for Statistics Research, Dies at 64
SEATTLE (AP) _ Hubert M. Blalock Jr., a University of Washington sociologist who was internationally known for his work on statistical research methods, has died at the age of 64.
Blalock, who died of cancer Feb. 8 in a Bellevue nursing center, was an authority on race and ethnic relations. He wrote 11 books and about 75 scholarly articles, sometimes working with his wife, Ann B. Blalock.
His textbook ″Social Statistics″ is known to students around the world and is the best known statistics textbook in the social sciences, said Herbert L. Costner, chairman of the university sociology department.
″He was unquestionably the most prominent member of our (sociology) faculty for the past quarter of a century,″ Costner said.
Blalock joined the university as a professor of sociology in 1971 and retired as a professor emeritus in 1989. He was president of the American Sociological Association in 1978-79.
A campus memorial service will be held March 5.
Besides his wife, survivors include two daughters and a son.