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army officer , management consultant

Ernest Leslie Osborne, American army officer, management consultant. Recipient Certificate Achievement, Department Army, 1959; Outstanding Service certificate American Society Military Comptrollers, 1957; decorated Imperial Cross St. Nicholas.


Osborne, Ernest Leslie was born on June 15, 1889 in Denver, Missouri, United States. Son of Jerome Monroe and Flora (Harroun) Osborne.


Bachelor of Philosophy, Yale, 1912. Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1914. Student Pace Institute, 1919-1920.

Bachelor of Laws, La Salle Extension U., 1922. Postgraduate Columbia, 1933-1934.


1 daughter, Phyllis Marie (Mistress Herbert Orville Whitten). Field engineer Public Service Commission, New York City, 1914-1915. Engineer Gunn, Richards & Company.

New York City, 1915-1916. Partner Woodling & Osborne, New York City, Newark, Boston, 1920-1921. Specialist charge merchandising and management research, and statistics James W. Eadie Junior, Boston, 1921-1929.

Controller Hahn Department Stores, Inc., New York City, 1929-1930. Controller, secretary, treasurer Dictograph Products Company, Inc., New York City, 1931-1933. Chairman advisory group National Recovery Administration, also Department Commerce, Washington, 1934-1936.

Economics and statistical analyst Interstate Commerce Commission, Washington, 1936. Senior technical adviser, management engineer Social Security Board, Washington, 1936-1941. Management engineer, colonel Department Army, Washington, 1949-1959.

Management counsellor, Washington, from 1959. Consultant economist Research Council, Controllers Institute American, 1933-1938.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Standard Accounting Guide, 1928. The Armed Forces Comptroller, 1956-1957.


Served as Lieutenant United States Army, 1912-1913, major, 1916-1919, colonel Army of the United States, 1941-1949. Member American Society Military Comptrollers (secretary, president Washington, life. Member Christian Church.

Clubs: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (vice president 1957-1959), Yale (Washington).


Married Gladys Maria Fogg, January 1, 1920.

Jerome Monroe Osborne

Flora (Harroun) Osborne

Gladys Maria Fogg