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educator , consultant , university dean

John Campbell Burton, American accounting educator, former dean. Certified Public Accountants, New York. Recipient Distinguished Scholar award Hofstra University, 1975; Ford Foundation fellow, 1961-1962; Named to Accounting Hall of Fame, 1997.


Burton, John Campbell was born on September 17, 1932 in New York City. Son of James Campbell and Barbara (French) Burton.


Bachelor of Arts, Haverford College, 1954;Master of Business Administration, Columbia University, 1956;Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1962.


Staff accountant, Arthur Young & Company. New York City, 1956-1960;professor accounting and finance Graduate School Business, Columbia University, New York City, 1962-1972;Ernst & Young professor accounting and finance, Columbia University, New York City, since 1978;dean Graduate School Business, Columbia University, New York City, 1982-1988. Chief accountant Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, 1972-1976.

Deputy mayor finance City of New York, 1976-1977. Board directors Scholastic Inc., CPAC, Inc., Salomon Swapco, Inc. Director, chairman audit committee Commerce Clearing House Inc., 1979-1995, First Pennsylvania Corporation-First Pennsylvania Bank, 1982-1985.

Member of advisory and valuation committee Warburg-Pincus Venture Capital Funds. Member United States Comptroller General Cons. Panel, 1978-1995; board directors Accts. for Public Interest, 1978-1985.


  • Certified Public Accountants, New York.



President, trustee Millbrook School (New York ), 1958-1988. Trustee ex officio American Assembly, 1982-1988. Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (council 1980-1983), American Accounting Association (academy vice president 1980-1982), American Finance Association, American Economic Association, Finance Executives Institute, Association Governmental Accountants, National Association Securities Dealers (public governor 1990-1994), Metropolitan Club (New York City), Lake Sunapee Yacht Club (New Hampshire).

Clubs: Metropolitan (New York City). Lake Sunapee Yacht (New Hampshire).


Married Jane Garnjost, April 6, 1957. Children: Eve Bradley, Bruce Campbell.

James Campbell Burton

Barbara (French) Burton

Jane Garnjost

Eve Bradley Burton

Bruce Campbell Burton