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accountant , educator

Philip Eugene Fess, American accountant, educator. Certified Public Accountant, Illinois.


Fess, Philip Eugene was born on November 25, 1931 in Troy, Ohio, United States. Son of Charles E. and Margaret (Furlong) Fess.


Bachelor of Science, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1953;Master of Science, University of Illinois, 1955;Doctor of Philosophy, University of Illinois, 1960.


Associate professor accounting, University of Illinois at Urbana, 1953-1955, 57-68;professor accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana, 1968-1987;Arthur Andersen & Company Alumni professor, University of Illinois at Urbana, 1975-1987;Arthur Andersen & Company Alumni professor emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana, since 1987;associate dean, University of Illinois at Urbana, 1978-1980. Cost-management adviser United States Air Force, 1985-1988.


  • Certified Public Accountant, Illinois.



Trustee Illinois Certified Public Accountant Foundation, 1975-1977. Board directors Southwest Florida College, 1988-1989. Served to 1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1955-1957.

Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (auditing standards board 1980, 81), Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants (director 1975-1977), American Accounting Association, University Illinois Alumni Association (treasurer, director 1969-1985, acting chief executive 1983), Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Alpha Psi, Delta Sigma Pi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma, Sigma Chi.


Married Suzanne E. Cuthbert, September 17, 1955. Children: Linda Marie, Virginia Sue, Martha Annual.

Charles E. Fess

Margaret (Furlong) Fess

Suzanne E. Cuthbert

Linda Marie Fess

Virginia Sue Fess

Martha Annual Fess