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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Really, cash value itself is just a risk-control that Elizur Wright (a math whiz himself but one not in the book) invented to create a level lifetime premium.
Also inducted that same year was Elizur Wright, known by many as the Father of Life Insurance, and Solomon S.
Eclectic" ones such as Elizur Wright envisioned a coalition that included labor reforms, while "single-issue" men considered such concerns distractions from the central moral imperative.