Ross, Howard Irwin, 1907-

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Ross, Howard Irwin, 1907-

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1907-1974

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Howard Ross was born in Montréal. He received his B.A. from McGill in 1930, an M.A. from Oxford in 1932 and became a C.A. in 1937. A partner in the accounting firm of Touche, Ross, Bailey and Smart, he also served as president of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants' Committee on Accounting and Auditing Research, and for a term as president of the Québec Institute of Chartered Accountants. He wrote a textbook entitled The Elusive Art of Accounting. From 1959 to 1964, Ross sat on the Board of Governors as graduate representative, and in 1964 he became Chancellor of the University. In 1969 he resigned from the Chancellorship to become Dean of the newly-created Faculty of Management, a position he held until his retirement in 1973. Ross passed away a year after that.

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