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also known as John Gray

Accounting educator

Jack Charles Gray, American accounting educator. Certified Public Accountant, Michigan; certified management accountant, certified finance manager, Institute Management Accountants. Fulbright senior lectureship United States Agency for International Development, 1987.


Gray, Jack Charles was born on July 6, 1931 in Jamestown, New York, United States. Son of Clifton Charles and Helen Hales (McNicoll) Gray.


Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Michigan, 1953;Master of Business Administration, University of Michigan, 1958;Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1963.


Sales engineer, Gray Heating Company, Monroe, Michigan, 1953-1954, 56-57;accountant, Richwine, Newton & Carlton, Certified Public Accountant, Monroe, Michigan, 1957-1959;instructor, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1959-1960;instructor, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1960-1963;professor accounting, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1963-1990;Ernst & Young professor, chairperson accounting department, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1990-1994;professor accounting, Michigan State University, East Lansing, since 1994. Visiting professor Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, France, 1970-1971, 87-88, European Institute of Business Administration (Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires), France, 1980, 81-82. Distinguished Visiting Professor, American U. Spain, 1997.


  • Certified Public Accountant, Michigan. Certified management accountant, certified finance manager, Institute Management Accountants.


Captain United States Air Force, 1953-1959. Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Outstanding Contribution to Accounting Literature award 1969), American Accounting Association (vice president 1980-1981), Finance Executive Institute, Institute Management Accountants (national director 1990-1993, national vice president since 1993).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: bicycling, photography, music.


Married Marilyn Doreen Newman, April 24, 1954 (divorced 1974). Married Marlys Ann Johnson, February 17, 1978. Children: Lorraine Ilene Gray Harr, Linda Jane Gray Brewster, Lee Ann Gray Richards, Lisa Marie Gray Sabrowsky, Tracy Lynn Sheperd.

Clifton Charles Gray

Helen Hales (McNicoll) Gray

Marilyn Doreen Newman

Marlys Ann Johnson

Lorraine Ilene Gray Harr Gray

Linda Jane Gray Brewster Gray

Lee Ann Gray Richards Gray

Lisa Marie Gray Sabrowsky Gray

Tracy Lynn Sheperd Gray