Alvin R. Jennings: Managing partner, policy-maker, and institute president

Martin E. Persson, Vaughan S. Radcliffe, Mitchell Stein

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Alvin R. Jennings (1905-1990) was a rare breed of an accountant. He was trained as a practitioner and rose to become a managing partner at Lybrand, Ross Bros. & Montgomery, but he kept a constant watch on the academic field of accounting research. Jennings served on the influential American Institute of Accountants’ Committee on Auditing Procedure (1946-49) and later as the president of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (1957- 58). This paper explores these activities and Jennings’ contribution to the professional, academic, and institution discourse of the accounting discipline.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-104
Number of pages20
JournalAccounting Historians Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Accounting


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