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Phillip Kenneth Seidman, American lawyer. Certified Public Accountant; Bar: Tennessee 1936, United States Tax Court 1936, Tennessee Supreme Court 1936, United States District Court Appeals 1950.


Seidman, Phillip Kenneth was born on June 18, 1907 in Brooklyn. Son of Louis and Fanny (Goldfarb) Seidman.


Bachelor of Science, Columbia University, 1927. Juris Doctor, University Memphis Law School, 1935. Doctor of Philosophy in Humanities (honorary), Rhodes College, 1988.

Doctor of Philosophy in Public Service (honorary), Christian Brothers University, 1990.


Founding partner, Seidman & Seidman (now BDO International/Seidman) International Certified Public Accountants Chairman, Board Of Directors, Seidman & Seidman (now BDO International/Seidman) International Certified Public Accountants, 1971-1973; director, International Protein Company, 1992; president, member of faculty, Memphis College Accountancy retired. Lecturer federal tax law Southern Law School, Memphis, 1940-1941. Lecturer accounting andecon.

Rhodes College, 1940, U. Tennessee, Memphis, 1941-1942, American Institute Banking, Memphis, 1940-1942, Memphis State University, 1972-1975. Co-chairman advisory board Christian Brothers U. School Business. Adc Governor Clement, 1963-1967, Governor Ellington, 1967-1971.

Member chancellor's roundtable U. Tennessee, Memphis, 1998.


  • Certified Public Accountant. Bar: Tennessee 1936, United States Tax Court 1936, Tennessee Supreme Court 1936, United States District Court Appeals 1950.



President Memphis Orchestral Society, 1954-1960, Memphis Symphony, 1955-1960, Memphis Little Theatre, 1961-1963, Memphis Goodwill Industries, 1965-1967. Vice president Alzheimer's Day Care, Inc., 1984, treasurer ADRDA, 1982-1983. Chairman Crime Stoppers, 1981-1983, City of Hope Endowment, 1985.

Board directors Memphis and Shelby County Community Chest, 1956-1959, LeBonheur Children's Hospital, 1966-1967, Memphis State University Foundation, 1966-1976, Memphis Civic Arts Center, 1965, Memphis Bicentennial Committee, 1974-1976, American Jewish Committee 1955-1970, Epilepsy Foundation W. Tennessee, 1987, Future Memphis, Inc., 1974, ShelbyCounty Committee Law Enforcement Consolidation, 1980, Salvation Army, since 1940, Senior Citizens, Inc., 1961-1973, Family Svc. of Memphis, 1959-1967, Memphis Ballet Society, 1962-1965, Memphis Health and Welfare Council, 1957, Tennessee Council Economics Education, 1976, Memphis State University College Business, 1971-1976, LeBonheur Children's Hospital Foundation, 1975-1977, Foundation for Better Government in Tennessee, 1968, Juvenile Court, 1972, Memphis Open Air Theatre, 1959, 67-, Davieshire Library., 1989, Senior Superior vena cava syndrome, since 1991, Church Health Center, since 1992, Mid-South Association for Retarded Children, 1955. Board directors St. Joseph Hospital, 1968, chairman finance committee, 1968-1971. Board directors Memphis Sesquicentennial, 1950, comptr.

Board directors Memphis Opera Theatre, 1959, 67-, permanent honorary vice president. Board directors Memphis-Delta Community Health Education Council, treasurer, 1978. Trustee Southwestern College at Memphis, 1977-1980, Memphis and Shelby County Hospital authority, 1974-1977.

Active Brooks Fine Arts Foundation, Tennessee Performing Arts Foundation, Public Concern Foundation (Washington). Lieutenant commander United States Navy, 1942-1945. Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American Accounting Association, National Association Certified Public Accountant Examiners (president 1959-1960), Tennessee Society Certified Public Accountants, National Tax.

Association (gubernatorial state delegate 1950, 66-70, chairman estate tax committee since 1972), American Bar Association (chairman legislation screening com.of senior lawyers division, member tax committee), Tennessee Bar Association, Tennessee StateBd. Accountancy (gubernatorial appointment), Mid-South Controllers Association (president 1968), Academy Accounting Historians (trustee since 1975, Luca Pacioli award 1979), International Fiscal Association, Estate Planning Council Memphis(president 1974), Memphis College Accountancy, Diehl Society (president 1985), Military Order World Wars, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Society Commissioned Officers, 40 HommesEt 8 Chevaux, 100 Club (Memphis), Temple Israel, Men's Loyalty League, Beta Gamma Sigma, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Beta Alpha Psi, Omicron Delta Kappa.


Married Leone W. White, October 7, 1944 (deceased 1987).

Louis Seidman

Fanny (Goldfarb) Seidman

Leone W. White