Duke, Donald Edward was born on May 5, 1930 in Manchester, Tennessee, United States. Son of John W. and Leona Deshon (Dodd) Duke.
Bachelor of Science, University Tennessee, 1955. Master of Science, Columbia University, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, University Georgia, 1974.
With Arthur Andersen & Company, New York City, 1955—1958, Peat, Marwick Mitchell & Company, Certified Public Accountant, Dallas, 1958—1962. Controller Industrial Life Insurance Company, 1962—1965, Boise Cascade International Inc., 1965—1968. Assistant professor Tennessee Technology University, Cookeville, 1969—1971, University Georgia, Athens, 1971—1972.
Professor University Tennessee, Nashville, 1972—1979, Tenn State University, Nashville, 1979—1981. Professor accounting and finance University Tennessee, Chattanooga, 1981—1984. Associate professor East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, since 1984.
Served Army of the United States, 1951-1953.
Religious freedom should be supported and the expressions of faith of others should be respected.
God meant for a person’s earthly happiness to be fulfilled through God given relationships.
Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, North Carolina Association Certified Public Accountant's, American Accounting Association.
Married Katherine Billingsley, August 10, 1958. 1 child: Donald Edward.