Elizur Wright


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Elizur Wright

An American mathematician. He developed the first modern mortality tables to determine premiums, which helped ensure that life insurance remained a viable business model. He was also a noted abolitionist. Wright lived from 1804 to 1885.
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19,1833, Elizur Wright Papers, Library of Congress; "Slavery--Its Prospective Abolition," Buffalo (N.
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Wright, Elizur Wright, The Father of Life Insurance (n.
Framing the Rules: In the mid-1800s Elizur Wright and William Barnes, working independently of each other, created the initial footprint of the rules contemporary insurers follow.
The first scholarly biography of Elizur Wright presents a comprehensive and stimulating account of an important reformer of the nineteenth century.
Prudent reserving and fair policy valuations, scientifically calculated, were the cornerstones of life regulation there, and one of the state's first insurance commissioners, Elizur Wright, is viewed as a pioneer in the field.
Huebner, the founder of The American College and creator of the Chartered Life Underwriters certification and Elizur Wright, the first insurance commissioner in the United States, were inducted as the first laureates.
The need for a standard nonforfeiture law was first identified in the mid-1800s by Elizur Wright, an actuary who was insurance commissioner of Massachusetts.