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Accounting educator

Gerald Kenneth Nelson, American accounting educator. Certified Public Accountants, Illinois. Named Accounting Professor of Year United States of America, 1981.


Nelson, Gerald Kenneth was born on May 11, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Oscar Severine and Helen (Davidson) Nelson.


Bachelor of Science, University Pennsylvania, 1943;Master of Sciences, University Illinois, 1948;Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1953.


Instructor accounting, University of Illinois, 1946-1950;member of faculty, Pennsylvania State University, 1950-1986;professor accounting, Pennsylvania State University, 1957-1986;also head department accounting and management information systems, Pennsylvania State University, 1958-1976;professor emeritus, Pennsylvania State University, since 1986. Cons. United States General Accounting Office, 1963-1968.


  • Certified Public Accountants, Illinois.


Served to 1st lieutenant United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946. Member National Association Accountants (national director 1959-1960, 61-63, vice president 1975-1976), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American Accounting Association (regional vice president 1975-1976), Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (vice president 1983-1984), Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi, Alpha Kappa Psi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Acacia (national treasurer 1970-1982).


Married Alberta Lillian Mills, August 14, 1954. Children: Frederick Kenneth, Julie Mills.

Oscar Severine Nelson

Helen (Davidson) Nelson

Alberta Lillian Mills

Frederick Kenneth Nelson

Julie Mills Nelson