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Peter Harvey Burgher

Peter Harvey Burgher was American accountant, manufacturing executive. Recipient World Class and United States National records for speed over recognized distance, Federation Aeronautique International, 1982-1990.


  • Burgher, Peter Harvey was born on July 18, 1932 in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Harvey P. and Agnes Warbasse Burgher.

  • Education

    • Student, University California, Santa Barbara, 1952. AB, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1954. Master of Business Administration, Columbia University, 1956.


    • From staff to office managing partner Ernst & Young (formerly Arthur Young & Company), New York City, Boston, Detroit, 1956-1978. President MARELCO Power Systems, Inc., Howell, Michigan, since 1980. Professional practice expert witness accounting, auditing securities fraud, since 1980.

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      Director various business and eleomosynary organizations, since 1960.


    • Author: Changement, 1978, Professional Excellence, 1986. Inventor: over 16 primary patents and inventions, 1980-1993. Contributor over 25 articles to professional journals, 1956-1992.


    Chairman Michigan Aeronautics Commission, 1973-1978, American Red Cross, Detroit, 1976-1978, Flight Freedom Foundation, since 1994. Trustee, treasurer Michigan Republican Finance Committee, 1974-1979, Founders Society Detroit Institute Arts, 1978-1984. Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Michigan Technological Industry Association, American Society for Materials, American Welding Society, Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.



    Aircraft reconstruction, instrument flight, art, creative writing.


    • Married Elinor Mae Dean Burgher, December 31, 1955. Children: Karl Eric, Carol Elaine.
    • father: Harvey P.
    • mother: Agnes Warbasse Burgher
    • spouse: Elinor Mae Dean Burgher
    • children: Karl Eric Burgher
    • Carol Elaine Burgher
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    • 1952
      University California
    • 1954
      Williams College
    • 1956
      Columbia University
    • 1956 - 1978
      From staff to office managing partner, Ernst & Young (formerly Arthur Young & Company)
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1980
      president, MARELCO Power Systems
      Howell, New Jersey, United States
    • 1980
      professional practice, expert witness accounting