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NICHD Alumnus Campbell Mourned

Dr. Arthur A. Campbell, head & shoulders, in black & white image

Eminent NICHD demographer Dr. Arthur A. Campbell passed away Mar. 10.

Dr. Arthur A. Campbell, 96, of Ocean Pines, Md., passed away peacefully Mar. 10 at his home. He served as deputy director of NICHD’s Center for Population Research from the time of its creation in 1968 to his retirement in 1994. 

Campbell was a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Navy. He received a B.A. in political science from Antioch College in 1948 and did postgraduate work at Columbia University. He was an eminent demographer and was well-known for his contributions to the study of fertility.

His work incorporated the rigorous application of mathematical methods that allow demographers to interpret and project population data and a commitment to understanding the role of social and economic factors influencing childbearing and other demographic events. 

Campbell served as president of the Population Association in 1973 and wrote numerous publications regarding fertility trends. 

After his retirement, he followed his lifelong interest in art, travel, music and lectures at the Smithsonian Institution. 

Survivors include his daughter Julie Phillips and her husband Dr. Richard Phillips, grandchildren Hunter Aanenson and Lindsay Aanenson, as well as a great-grandchild, Carter.  

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