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John Arthur Osborne

academic administrator , comptroller

John Arthur Osborne, American comptroller, academic administrator. Certified Public Accountant Oklahoma. Recipient Merit award, Systems and Procedures Association, 1967; scholar, Delta Sigma Pi, 1956.


Osborne, John Arthur was born on February 7, 1931 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Harold Humphrey and Erma (Allison) Osborne.


Associate of Arts, Coffeyville Junior College, 1954. Bachelor of Science with honors, University Tulsa, 1956. Postgraduate, University Tulsa, 1956—1958.

Postgraduate, University Omaha, 1962.


Accountant Pan. American Petroleum Corporation, 1956—1957. Senior accountant Frazer & Torbet Certified Public Accountant, Tulsa, 1957—1961. Assistant secretary, treasurer University Tulsa, since 1961, comptroller, 1968—1986, associate vice president, comptroller, since 1986.

General chairman Southwest Business Equipment Show, Tulsa, 1965. Planning committee Tulsa Conference Accountants, 1965—1988, mayor's system study committee, 1967. With United States Air Force, 1951-1952.


  • Certified Public Accountant Oklahoma.


Treasurer Tulsa Business Health Group, since 1985. Assistant treasurer St. John's Episcopal Church, 1977—1979. Active Episcopalian Church Council of Tulsa, Tulsa, 1980—1982.

Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, College and University Personnel Association, Association College and University Research Administrators, Finance Executives Institute (national com on employee benefits), National Association Accountants (chapter director 1971-1976, chapter vice president 1973-1974, chapter president 1974-1975, national membership committee 1975-1976), Systems and Procedures Association (treasurer Tulsa chapter 1962-1964, president 1965-1966), Tulsa Certified Public Accountants, Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants (Gold medal 1956), Association College and University Auditors, Oklahoma Association College and University Business Officers (secretary-treasurer 1973-1974, vice president 1974-1975, president 1975-1976), Central Association College and University Business Officers (executive committee 1963-1964, 1975-1976, treasurer 1979-1981), University Tulsa Alumni Association 1960-1970, Photographic Society of America (area representative), Tulsa Photographic Society, Tulsa Council Camera Clubs (chairman 1979-1980), Tulsa Camera Club (president 1982-1984, treasurer since 1984), Alpha Kappa Psi (charter), Phi Gamma Kappa (treasurer 1962-1976, since 1984).


Harold Humphrey Osborne

Erma (Allison) Osborne