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Othel D. Westfall

Othel D. Westfall, American educator. Recipient teaching award University Oklahoma Foundation, 1956. Certified Public Accountants, Oklahoma, Texas. Served with Army of the United States, 1944-1945.; Member American Accounting Association, American Institute Accountants, Southwestern Social Science Association, Oklahoma Society Certified Public Accountants’s, Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Delta Sigma Pi.

Background

  • Westfall, Othel D. was born on August 12, 1908 in Elm Store, Arkansas, United States. Son of Walter Grover and Margaret Jane (Hall) Westfall.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Business, U. Oklahoma, 1931. Master of Business Administration with distinction, Northwestern University, 1947. Doctor of Philosophy, University Texas, 1954.

    Career

    • ; children—Don Walter, Robert Michael, Gail Marie. Married second, Thelma Lucille Stinson, July 3, 1960. Public accountant Charles C. Porter Company, Shawnee, Oklahoma, 1931-1932.

      Auditor Ingram Drug Stores, Oklahoma City, 1932-1933. Deputy state examiner and inspector, Oklahoma City, 1933-1934. Land bank examiner Farm Credit Administration, 1934-1941.

      Resident cost inspector Navy Department, 1941-1942. Supervising accountant Barrow, Wade, Guthrie & Company, Tulsa, 1942-1944. Head field accounts clearance branch UNRAA, London, England., 1945-1946.

      Professor accounting U. Oklahoma, since 1947, acting dean College Business Administration, 1955-1956, David Ross Boyd professor, since 1957, member of faculty Executive Development Institute, summers since 1957. Visiting professor Northwestern University, summer, 1950. Consultant Humble Oil Corporation, summer 1954, Oklahoma City Air Material Area, summer 1955.

      Auditor Norman Board Education, since 1955. Research consultant Arthur Young & Company, 1961-1962.

    Works

    • Author articles professional publications.

    Politics

    Every Church statement in social or economic field should be seriously considered and demonstrate a competence in political sphere.

    Religion

    Salvation can be achieved through deep and sincere believe in God.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    It is human responsibility to innovate, sponsor, and evaluate new forms of community living that will encourage development of the fullest potential in individuals.

    Membership

    Served with Army of the United States, 1944-1945. Member American Accounting Association, American Institute Accountants, Southwestern Social Science Association, Oklahoma Society Certified Public Accountants’s, Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Delta Sigma Pi.

    Connections

    • Married Gweneth Ruth Bates, December 26, 1937 (deceased.; married second, Thelma Lucille Stinson, July 3, 1960. Children: Don Walter, Robert Michael, Gail Marie.
    • father: Walter Grover Westfall
    • mother: Margaret Jane (Hall) Westfall
    • spouses: Gweneth Ruth Bates
    • Thelma Lucille Stinson
    • children: Don Walter Westfall
    • Robert Michael Westfall
    • Gail Marie Westfall
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    Born August 12, 1908
    Died July 5, 1964
    (aged 55)
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