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Monday, December 18, 2006

Death of Robert N. Anthony

AnthonyToday's New York Times contains the obituary of Robert N. Anthony, legendary Harvard Business School accounting professor:

Robert N. Anthony, a professor at the Harvard Business School and an influential author who helped make the numbers-crunching of accountants more comprehensible to business executives, died Dec. 1 at his home in Hanover, N.H. He was 90....

Professor Anthony wrote or had a role in writing 27 books on accounting and management control. In 1973 and 1974, he was president of the American Accounting Association.

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Bob Anthony lived 3 doors up
the street from me during the
time he was Comptroller of the
Defense Dept. Brilliant and
nice man. I teach a course in
law and accounting and we would
discuss it on occasion. At theat
time I was Commr of IRS.

Posted by: sheldon s. cohen | Dec 18, 2006 11:02:40 AM