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Russell Eugene Palmer

Russell Eugene Palmer, American investment company executive, retired dean.


  • Palmer, Russell Eugene was born on August 13, 1934 in Jackson, Michigan, United States. Son of Russell E. and Margarite M. (Briles) Palmer.

  • Education

    • Bachelor with honors, Michigan State University, 1956. Doctor in Commercial Science (honorary), Drexel University, 1980. Master of Arts (honorary), University Pennsylvania, 1984.

      Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Chulalongkorn University, 1988. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Free University Brussels, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), York College, 1989.


    • With Touche Ross & Company, New York City, 1956-1983, managing partner, Chief Executive Officer, 1972-1982, also board directors, executive committees. Managing director, Chief Executive Officer Touche Ross International, 1974-1983. Dean, Reliance professor management and private enterprise Wharton School University Pennsylvania, 1983-1990, Chief Executive Officer.

      Board trustees Main Line Health. Board directors Smithsonian.


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Member President's Management Improvement Council, 1979—1980. Member advisory board Salvation Army, past member national advisory board. Former member advisory council Women's Way.

    Board directors United Nations Association United States of America. Former member advisory panel Comptroller General United States. Former chairman bd trustees University Pennsylvania Health Care Systems.

    Trustee Accounting Hall of Fame University Pennsylvania. Board directors Joint Council Economic Education, 1978—1983, United Fund Greater New York, 1980—1983. Member Bus.Com. Arts, 1977—1983.

    Board directors SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management. Former member advisory council School International and Public Affairs Columbia University, Graduate School Business Stanford University. Member associates council Business School Oxford University.

    Member United States Secretary Labor's Commission on Workforce Quality and Labor Market Efficiency. Former trustee National Constitution Center. President Finance Accounting Foundation, 1979—1982.

    Public member Hudson Institute. Member Merion Cricket Club, Union League Club.


    • Married Priscilla G. Palmer. Children: Bradley Carl, Stephen Russell, Russell Eugene, III, Karen Jean.
    • father: Russell E. Palmer
    • mother: Margarite M. (Briles) Palmer
    • spouse: Priscilla G. Palmer
    • children: Bradley Carl Palmer
    • Stephen Russell Palmer
    • Russell Eugene Palmer
    • III Palmer
    • Karen Jean Palmer
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    Born August 13, 1934
    • 1956
      Michigan State University
    • 1980
      Drexel University
    • 1984
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1988
      Chulalongkorn University
    • 1989
      Free University Brussels
    • 1989
      York College
    • 1956 - 1983
      With Touche Ross & Company
    • 1974 - 1983
      managing director, Touche Ross International
    • 1974 - 1983
      Chief Executive Officer, Touche Ross International
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