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Arthur Edward Andersen

Arthur Edward Andersen, American accountants. Member of the American Institute Accountants, Illinois Society Certified Public Accountants, Society Industrial Engineers, United States Chamber of Commerce, Art Institute Chicago, Norwegian-American History Association (president 1936-1942), Illinois State Historical Association, Alpha Kappa Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi.

Background

  • Andersen, Arthur Edward was born on May 30, 1885 in Plano, Illinois, United States. Son of John William and Mary (Aabye) Andersen.

  • Education

    • Certified Public Accountants, University of Illinois, 1908. Bachelor of Business Administration, Northwestern University, 1917. Doctor of Laws, Luther College, 1938, Northwestern University, St. Olaf College and Grinnell College, 1941.

    Career

    • Senior accountant Price Waterhouse & Company, 1907-1911. Comptroller Uihlein interests, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1911-1912. Founder and senior partner Arthur Andersen & Company, accountants and auditors, since 1913.

      Professor accounting Northwestern University School of Commerce, 1912-1922. Ex-president of the board of trustees Northwestern University. Trustee Century of Progress, Chicago, 1933 and 1934, Chicago Sunday Evening Club.

      Commander of the Royal Order of St. Olav, Norway.

    Works

    • Author: Complete Accounting Course, 1917. The Accounting Treatment of Overhead Construction Costs in Public Utilities, 1917. Financial and Industrial Investigations, 1924.

      The Major Problem Created by the Machine Age, 1931. Duties and Responsibilities of the Comptroller, 1934. The Future of Our Economic System, 1934.

      Present Day Problems Affecting the Presentation and Interpretation of Financial Statements, 1935. A Layman Speaks, 1941. Contributor to technical publications.

    Membership

    Member of the American Institute Accountants, Illinois Society Certified Public Accountants, Society Industrial Engineers, United States Chamber of Commerce, Art Institute Chicago, Norwegian-American History Association (president 1936-1942), Illinois State Historical Association, Alpha Kappa Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi. Clubs: Chicago, University, The Attic, and the Commercial (all located in Chicago).

    Connections

    • Married Emma Arnold, August 8, 1906. Children: Ethyl Bernice (Mistress.
    • father: John William Andersen
    • mother: Mary (Aabye) Andersen
    • spouse: Emma Arnold
    • child: Ethyl Bernice (Mrs Andersen
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    Born March 30, 1885
    Died January 10, 1947
    (aged 61)
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