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Clifford Joseph
(1922-2010)

Clifford Joseph was born on November 17, 1922, probably in New York, probably son of Ruth and Leonard Joseph, an architect/construction salesman. He graduated from Evander Childs High School in the Bronx in 1939, and immediately took pre-med courses at Cornell, eventually graduating from State University of New York Downstate Medical School in 1946, having also served in the US Army from 1943 to 1946. He was Chief of the Statistical Branch, Basic Sciences Division, Camp Detrick, Frederick, Maryland.

After receiving his medical degree, specializing in pediatrics, Joseph served in the Biometrics Section, Division of Basic Sciences, USDEW, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. He then practiced in Torrington, Connecticut for 17 years and worked in biomedical research for 40 years at Hoffman-LaRoche. He was an active mineral collector, and one of the founding members of the Litchfield County Mineral Club in Connecticut in 1957. He was also an active member of the Econometric Society.

Clifford Joseph died on April 6, 2010, at the age of 87, in Caldwell, New Jersey. He was survived by his wife Thelma and sons Peter, Kenneth and David.
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