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John Campbell Burton

John Campbell Burton, American accounting educator, former dean. Certified Public Accountants, New York. Recipient Distinguished Scholar award Hofstra University, 1975; Ford Foundation fellow, 1961-1962; Named to Accounting Hall of Fame, 1997.


  • Burton, John Campbell was born on September 17, 1932 in New York City. Son of James Campbell and Barbara (French) Burton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Haverford College, 1954. Master of Business Administration, Columbia University, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1962.


    • Staff accountant Arthur Young & Company, New York City, 1956-1960. Professor accounting & finance Graduate School Business Columbia University, 1962-1972, Ernst & Young professor accounting & finance, 1978—2002, dean Graduate School Business, 1982-1988. Chief accountant Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, 1972-1976.

      Deputy mayor finance, New York City, 1976-1977. Board directors Scholastic Inc. Director, chairman audit committee Commerce Clearing House Inc., 1979-1995, First Pennsylvania Corporation-First Pennsylvania Bank, 1982-1985.

      Member advisory and valuation committee Warburg-Pincus Venture Capital Funds. Member United States Comptroller General Consultant Panel, 1978-1995. Board directors Accountants for Public Interest, 1978-1985.

    Major achievements

    • Certified Public Accountants, New York.



    President, trustee Millbrook School (New York ), 1958-1988. Trustee ex officio American Assembly, 1982-1988. Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (council 1980-1983), American Accounting Association (academy vice president 1980-1982), American Finance Association, American Economic Association, Finance Executives Institute, Association Governmental Accountants, National Association Securities Dealers (public governor 1990-1994), Metropolitan Club (New York City), Lake Sunapee Yacht Club (New Hampshire).

    Clubs: Metropolitan (New York City). Lake Sunapee Yacht (New Hampshire).


    • Married Jane Garnjost, April 6, 1957. Children: Eve Bradley, Bruce Campbell.
    • father: James Campbell Burton
    • mother: Barbara (French) Burton
    • spouse: Jane Garnjost
    • children: Eve Bradley Burton
    • Bruce Campbell Burton
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    Born September 17, 1932
    Died May 16, 2010
    (aged 77)
    • 1954
      Haverford College
    • 1956
      Columbia University
    • 1962
      Columbia University
    • 1956 - 1960
      Staff accountant, Arthur Young & Company
    • 1982 - 1988
      professor, accounting & finance Graduate School Business Columbia University