Arthur E. Andersen

Arthur Edward Andersen ( * May 30, 1885 in Plano, † January 10, 1947 in Winnetka ) was an American entrepreneur and founder of the consulting firm Arthur Andersen.


Arthur Edward Andersen was born the son of Norwegian immigrants in Plano. His parents, John William and Mary were Aabye Andersen, 1881 emigrated. After the death of his parents in 1901, Andersen was on his own and began to work as a messenger for the Fraser & Chalmers Manufacturing Company. In addition to his appointment, he completed high school and was promoted in 1906 to Assistant Business Controller. In 1907 he began working for Price Waterhouse & Co..

In 1908, he enrolled in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University one, where he still earned his degree in the same year. In addition, he became the youngest candidate of the State of Illinois his certificate as a Certified Public Accountant. The following year, he began to give at Northwestern University evening classes.

In addition to teaching Andersen in 1911 took a new job as a controller for slot Brewing Company. In 1913 he founded the company with Clarence Delaney Andersen, Delaney & Co, which later became the Arthur Andersen & Co was. Andersen has also worked as an Assistant Professor (1912-1915) and Professor (1915-1922) at Northwestern University.

Andersen has published numerous books and has been awarded several honorary doctorates. In 1953 he was inducted into the Accounting Hall of Fame.

Arthur Andersen died on January 10, 1947 in Winnetka. At that time, Arthur Andersen LLP was the largest consulting firm in the world. After his death, Arthur Andersen Hall was named on the campus of Northwestern University after him ..