Elizur Wright – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia July 11, 2014Posted by sandyclaus in CWRU History.
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Elizur Wright 12 February 1804 – 22 November 1885 was an American mathematician and abolitionist. He is sometimes described as the “father of life insurance” for his pioneering work on actuarial tables. He is also sometimes called the “father of insurance regulation”, as he campaigned that life insurance companies must keep reserves, and served as Massachusetts Insurance Commissioner.