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Hourwich, Isaac Aaronovich (26 April 1860–09 July 1924), author, lawyer, and statistician, was born in Vilna, Russia, the son of Adolph Hourwich and Rebecca Sheveliovich. Although his father’s occupation is unknown, it is known that Hourwich was born into a middle-class Jewish family and that his father was a well-educated man....

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Zeisel, Hans (01 December 1905–07 March 1992), legal scholar and statistician, was born in Kaaden, in the present-day Czech Republic, the son of Otto Zeisl, a lawyer, and Elsa Frank, a journalist. (Zeisel added a second e to his family name after he emigrated to the United States.) Zeisel’s family moved to Vienna, Austria, when he was an infant, and the intense cultural and political atmosphere of prewar and interwar Vienna did much to form his character. He studied at the University of Vienna, receiving a law degree in 1927 and a doctorate in political science in 1928. He practiced law, but his most enduring experience in Vienna was his association with the mathematician-turned-psychologist ...