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Russell Eugene Palmer, American Investment executive. Recipient Gavin Memorial award Beta Theta Pi, 1956, Distinguished Community Svc. award Brandeis U., 1974, Outstanding Alumnus award Michigan State University, 1978, Humanitarian award Federation Jewish Philanthropies, 1979, Distinguished Auxiliary Svc. award Salvation Army, 1979, LEAD Business award, 1984, Good Scout award Philadelphia county Boy Scouts American, 1987.


Palmer, Russell Eugene was born on August 13, 1934 in Jackson, Michigan, United States. Son of Russell E. and Margarite M. (Briles) Palmer.


Bachelor with honors, Michigan State University, 1956. Doctor in Commercial Science (honorary), Drexel University, 1980. Master of Arts (honorary), University Pennsylvania, 1984.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Chulalongkorn University, 1988. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Free University Brussels, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), York College, 1989.


With, Touche Ross & Company. New York City, 1956-1983;managing partner, Chief Executive Officer, Touche Ross & Company. New York City, 1972-1982;also board directors, executive committees, Touche Ross & Company.

New York Citymanaging director, Chief Executive Officer, Touche Ross International, 1974-1983;dean, Reliance professor management private enterprise Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1983-1990;Chief Executive Officer, University of Pennsylvania. Board directors GTE Corporation, The May Department Stores Company, Bankers Trust Company, Allied-Signal, Inc. Corporation board Safeguard Scientifics, Inc., Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation.

Advisory board Cassidy & Associations.


President Finance Accounting Foundation, 1979-1982. Trustee Accounting Hall of Fame. Board directors Joint Council Economics Education, 1978-1983, United Fund Greater New York, 1980-1983, United Nations Association United States of America.

Member Business Committee Arts, 1977-1983. Member President's Mgmt.Improvement Council, 1979-1980. Member of New York advisory board Salvation Army, past member of national advisory board.

Former member of advisory county School International and Public Affairs Columbia University, Graduate School Business Stanford University, Womens Way. Member associations county Business School University of Oxford. Member of advisory panel Comptr.

General United States. Member United States Secretary Labor's Commision on Workforce Quality and Labor Market Efficiency. Public member Hudson Institute, member of advisory board Radnor Venture Partners.

Board directors SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management. Member Court Justices of Philadelphia Club, Merion Cricket Club, Merion Golf Club, Round Hill Club, Lost Tree Country Club, Conference Board (board directors), Beta Gamma Sigma (member of the Board of Governors).


Married Phyllis Anne Hartung, September 8, 1956. Children: Bradley Carl, Stephen Russell, Russell Eugene, III, Karen Jean.

Russell E. Palmer

Margarite M. (Briles) Palmer

Phyllis Anne Hartung

Bradley Carl Palmer

Stephen Russell Palmer

Russell Eugene Palmer

III Palmer

Karen Jean Palmer