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Harry Edwin Olson

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Harry Edwin Olson, American educator. Member American Institute Accountants, South Dakot Society Certified Public Accountants’s (secretary-treasurer 1946-1969), American Accounting Association, Mid-West Economics Association, Beta Gamma Sigma, Delta Sigma Pi, Beta Alpha Psi.; Mason, Rotarian.

Background

Olson, Harry Edwin was born on June 4, 1901 in St. Joseph, Michigan, United States. Son of Alfred L. and Charlotte M, (Swanson) O.

Education

B.S.C., Northwestern University, 1925, Master of Business Administration, 1929. Certified Public Accountants, 1940.

Career

Accounting Northwestern University, 1926-1929. Assistant professor business administration Parsons College, Fairfield, Iowa, 1929-1930. Professor accounting U. South Dakot, 1930-1971, professor emeritus, 1971-1977.

Director business research bureau, 1942, head department accounting, 1930-1971. President South Dakot Board Accountancy, 1950-1952, secretary-treasurer, 1953-1969. Finance chairman Sioux Trails Girl Scout Council.

Works

  • Author: Transportation Study of South Dakota, 1942. Accounting Systems, 1952. Public Accounting in South Dakota, 1956.

    Record Keeping for Small Business and other Enterprises, 1956. The Public Accounting Profession in South Dakota, 1880-1971, 1971. The Public Accounting Profession, Challenge and Problems, 1971.

    Editor: South Dakot Society Certified Public Accountants’s magazine, since 1946. Contributor professional publications.

Membership

Member American Institute Accountants, South Dakot Society Certified Public Accountants’s (secretary-treasurer 1946-1969), American Accounting Association, Mid-West Economics Association, Beta Gamma Sigma, Delta Sigma Pi, Beta Alpha Psi. Mason, Rotarian.

Connections

Married Viola G. Yanaway, July 24, 1932. Children: Charlotte M. (Mistress.

father:
Alfred L. Charlotte

mother:
Charlotte

spouse:
Viola G. Yanaway

child:
Charlotte M. (Mrs Olson