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Arthur Lawrence Thomas

Arthur Lawrence Thomas, American accounting educator. Certified Public Accountants, New York, Kansas. Grantee American Accounting Association, 1973; Grantee Clarkson, Gordon Foundation, 1976; Grantee International Centre for Research in Accounting/Arthur Andersen & Company, 1977; Grantee Peat, Marwick, Mitchell Foundation, 1978.


  • Thomas, Arthur Lawrence was born on September 11, 1931 in Ithaca, New York, United States. Son of Charles Kenneth and Carolyn Newcomb (Pomeroy) Thomas.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Cornell University, 1952. Master of Business Administration, Cornell University, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, University Michigan, 1963.


    • Professor accounting University Oregon, Eugene, 1968-1969, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 1969-1976. Harmon Whittington professor Rice University, Houston, 1977-1980. Arthur Young Distinguished professor University Kansas, Lawrence, 1980-1987, professor emeritus, since 1987.

      Proprietor Quantrill Software.

    Major achievements

    • Certified Public Accountants, New York, Kansas.


    • Author 7 books on accounting. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Served with United States Air Force, 1952-1954. Member American Certified Public Accountants Institute, Accounting Researchers International Association, American Accounting Association.


    • Married Mary Eliza Taylor, August 16, 1958. Children– Robin Catherine, Susan Margaret, Stephen James.
    • father: Charles Kenneth Thomas
    • mother: Carolyn Newcomb (Pomeroy) Thomas
    • spouse: Mary Eliza Taylor
    • children: Robin Catherine Thomas
    • Susan Margaret Thomas
    • Stephen James Thomas
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    Born September 11, 1931
    • 1952
      Cornell University
    • 1956
      Cornell University
    • 1963
      University Michigan
    • 1968 - 1969
      Professor, accounting University Oregon
      Eugene, Oregon, United States
    • 1969 - 1976
      Professor, accounting University Oregon
      Hamilton, Bermuda
    • 1977 - 1980
      Harmon Whittington professor, Rice University
      Houston, Texas, United States
    • 1980 - 1987
      Arthur Young Distinguished professor, University Kansas
      Lawrence, Kansas, United States