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Dr.  W.  Edwards  Deming

color photo of William Edwards Deming, circa 1980s             short profile

major works

other works, other media

works about
W. Edwards Deming

friends & family


        William Edwards Deming was born 14 October 1900 in Sioux Ciy, Iowa. He studied engineering and mathematics and physics, obtaining his PhD at Yale University in 1928. He also studied music, playing many instruments and writing music his whole life. He married Agnes Bell in 1922; she died in 1930. In 1932, he married Lola Elizabeth Shupe and they moved to Washington, D.C. in 1936, living there until their deaths.
        Deming became a statistician for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the U.S. Army. His post-WWII work in Japan was an astounding success, and in 1951 J.U.S.E. {The Union of Japanese Scientists & Engineers} established the Deming Prize 'for contributions to quality and dependability of product' in his honor. He was awarded the A.S.Q.'s Shewhart Medal in 1955 and the Second Order Medal of the Sacred Treasure by Emperor Hirohito in 1960, among other awards.
        Deming was revered in Japan like few other Americans, yet largely ignored in his home country until recently. He established the Institute bearing his name just before his death 'to foster understanding of The Deming System of Profound Knowledge™ to advance commerce, prosperity and peace'. He wrote many books, but the central works are "Out of The Crisis" [1982] and "The New Economics" [1993] (see below). He died at home on 20 December 1993.

W. Edwards Deming Institute
W. Edwards Deming entry at Wikipedia
browse W. Edwards Deming Store at Amazon

Major  Works

Statistical Method from the Viewpoint of Quality Control book by Walter A. Shewhart & W. Edwards Deming  "Statistical Method From The Viewpoint of Quality Control" [1939]
by Walter A. Shewhart, Edited & with New (1986) Foreword by W. Edwards Deming

Kindle Edition from Dover Publns [7/2012] for $9.99
Dover Publns 8½x5½ pb [10/2011] for $12.41
Graduate School / U.S. Dept. of Agriculture hardcover [1939] out of print/used
Statistical Adjustment of Data book by W. Edwards Deming  "Statistical Adjustment of Data" [1944]
by W. Edwards Deming

Dover Publns 8½x5½ pb [10/2011] for $10.77
Dover Publns pb [1964] out of print/used
Wiley & Sons hardcover [1944] out of print/scarce
Quality, Productivity, and Competitive Position book by W. Edwards Deming  "Quality, Productivity, and Competitive Position" [1982]
by W. Edwards Deming

M.I.T. Press 11x8¼ pb [6/82] out of print/many used
Out of the Crisis book by W. Edwards Deming  "Out of The Crisis" [1982 classic] by W. Edwards Deming
Kindle Edition from M.I.T. Press [2000 edition] for $21.99
M.I.T. Press 8½x5½ pb [8/2000] for $33.40
S.P.C. Press 8¾x5¾ hardcover [2/82] out of print/hundreds used
New Economics   "The New Economics For Industry, Government, Education" [1993]
by W. Edwards Deming

Kindle Edition from M.I.T. Press [2000 edition] for $9.03
M.I.T. Press 9x6 pb [8/2000] for $23.40
Four Days with Dr. Deming book by William J. Latzko & David M. Saunders  "Four Days With Dr. Deming: A Strategy For Modern Methods of
Management" [1995] by William J. Latzko & David M. Saunders,
Foreword by Dr. W. Edwards Deming

Prentice Hall 9x7½ pb [2/95] for $25.84
The Essential Deming book edited by Joyce Nilsson Orsini  
"The Essential Deming: Leadership Principles From The Father of Quality" [2012] Edited by Joyce Nilsson Orsini, PhD
Kindle Edition from McGraw-Hill [11/2012] for $19.25
McGraw-Hill 9x6 hardcover [11/2012] for $22.43 = 1994

Other Works,  Other Media

"The Deming Videotapes" [4 tapes from MIT/CAES] for $500/set or $150/each
online excerpts of MIT/CAES Deming videos

Works  About  W. Edwards Deming

W. Edwards Deming bio by Rafael Aguayo  "Dr. Deming: The American Who Taught The Japanese About Quality" [1990] by Rafael Aguayo
Fireside 8½x5½ pb [9/91] for $11.20
Lyle Stuart 9¼x6¼ hardcover [12/90] out of print/used
World of Deming book by by Cecelia Kilian  "The World of W. Edwards Deming" [1992]
by Cecelia S. Kilian {Deming's secretary for 39 years}

S.P.C. Press 9¼x7¼ hardcover [8/92] for $20.00
The Deming Dimension

Friends  &  Family
W. Edwards Deming was born in Iowa in 1900, worked in Japan from 1947-1956, and died at age 93 in 1993.

L i n k s
W. Edwards Deming Institute
W. Edwards Deming entry at Wikipedia
browse W. Edwards Deming Store at Amazon

Deming's 'Fourteen Points' at L.I.I.
The Deming Coöperative
American Society for Quality's Deming bio page
'System of Profound Knowledge™ ' page in Italian

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