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accountant , educator

Thomas Alexander Lee, British Accountant, educator. Academy Accounting Historians, president, 1999. Member Fellow Royal Society Arts; member Institute Chartered Accts. Scotland (county 1989-1990), Institute Taxation.


Lee, Thomas Alexander was born on May 18, 1941 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Son of Thomas Henderson and Dorothy Jane (Norman) Lee.


Chartered accountant, Institute Chartered Accountants Scotland, Edinburgh, 1964. Tax accountant, Institute Tax, Glasgow, Scotland, 1965. Master of Science, University Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, 1969.

Doctor of Letters, University Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, 1984.


Audit assistant, Edinburgh, 1959-1964, Glasgow, 1964-1966. Lecturer University Strathclyde, 1966-1969, University Edinburgh, 1969-1973, professor England, 1976-1990, University Liverpool, England, 1973-1976. Director research Institute Chartered Accountants Scotland, 1983-1984.

Professor University Alabama, 1990—2001, director Doctor of Philosophy program, 1991—2001, emeritus professor, since 2001. Honorary professor University Newcastle, since 2003. Visiting professor University Maryland, 1986, University Utah, 1987-1988, University Edinburgh, 1991-1994, Deakin University, 1994—2001, University Newcastle, 2003.

Honorary professor University Dundee, Scotland, 1995-2007, University St. Andrews, Scotland, since 2006.


Academy Accounting Historians, president, 1999, past president, 2000. Member Institute Chartered Accountants Scotland (council 1989-1990), Chartered Institute Taxation, British Accounting Association (Lifetime Achievement award 2004, Hall of Fame 2005, Cited Most Published Accounting Researcher World Wide, 1959-2008).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: church, road running, cricket history.


Married Ann Margaret Brown, September 14, 1963. Children: Sarah Ann, Richard Thomas.

Thomas Henderson Lee

Dorothy Jane (Norman) Lee

Ann Margaret Brown

Sarah Ann Lee

Richard Thomas Lee