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Rudolph Conrad Doenges

Rudolph Conrad Doenges, American finance educator.


  • Doenges, Rudolph Conrad was born on December 7, 1930 in Tonkawa, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Rudolph Soland and Helen Elizabeth (Lower) Doenges.

  • Education

    • AB magna cum laude (scholar 1948-1954), Harvard University, 1952. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1954. Doctor of Business Administration (Ford Foundation fellow 1963-1964), University Colorado, Boulder, 1965.


    • Marketing analyst Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, 1954. General manager Doenges-Long Motors and Western Auto Rentals, Colorado Springs, 1958-1961. Member faculty University Texas, Austin, 1964-2000, professor finance, 1974-2000, Arthur Andersen & Company professor finance, 1983-2000, associate dean Graduate School Business, 1972-1976, chairman department finance, 1976-1980, associate dean College Business Administration, 1987-1997.


    • Author: (with E. W. Walker) Case Problems in Financial Management, 1968, Consumer Credit in Texas, 1970. Editor: Readings in Money and Banking, 1968, (with H. A. Wolf) Corporate Planning Models, 1971. Contributor articles in field to professional journals.


    God calls for justice for those, who are oppressed by the powers of the day. Therefore Christians should be involved in political life.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    A mature Christian can reach a state where the love of God reigns supreme in the heart. No one can be perfect in an absolute way, as God is. But it is possible to be perfect in love to God.

    Denomination: Methodist


    Christians should read the Bible as part of a faith community, and try to put themselves into the story of God's dealings with humanity.


    General Board Pensions United Methodist Church, 1988-1996. Trustee Iliff School Theology, 1992-1996. Served with United States Navy, 1955-1958.

    Member Austin Chamber of Commerce, Finance Management Association (director 1980-1982), Southwestern Finance Association (president 1973-1974), Southwestern Federation Administrative Disciplines (president 1975-1976), Austin Society Finance Analysts, El Paso Club (Colorado Springs), Austin Club, Garden of the Gods Club.


    • Married Ellen Ione Gummere, October 5, 1963. Children: Rudolph Conrad, John Soland, William Gummere.
    • father: Rudolph Soland Doenges
    • mother: Helen Elizabeth (Lower) Doenges
    • spouse: Ellen Ione Gummere
    • children: Rudolph Conrad Doenges
    • John Soland Doenges
    • William Gummere Doenges
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    Born December 7, 1930
    Died September 14, 2001
    (aged 70)
    • 1952
      Harvard University
    • 1954
      Harvard University
    • 1965
      University Colorado
    • 1954
      Marketing analyst, Ford Motor Company
      Dearborn, Michigan, United States
    • 1958 - 1961
      general manager, Doenges-Long Motors and Western Auto Rentals
      Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
    • 1964
      member, faculty University Texas
      Austin, Texas, United States
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