Riker, William H.

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Riker, William H. Gender: M
William Harrison Riker
born on 22 September 1920 at 21:55 (= 9:55 PM )
Place Des Moines, Iowa, 41n36, 93w37
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 29°49' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 02°12 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 19°56'


American political scientist noted for applying game theory and mathematics to political science. Riker founded the now-mainstream field of positive political theory, which introduced game theory and the axiomatic method of social choice theory to political science.

Riker is known for work on the theory and history of federalism and on what he called "heresthetics"—the art of changing political outcomes without changing peoples' underlying preferences by manipulating the decision-making process, for example by changing the order in which decisions are made.

He died on 26 June 1993 at age 72 in Rochester, New York.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Relationship : Marriage 1943 (Mary Elizabeth Lewis)
  • Work : Great Achievement 1948 (PhD)

Source Notes

Starkman quotes B.C. in hand.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (PhD)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four)
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Political Science
  • Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession