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Biography of Arthur Young

Robert Arthur Young (1863-1948) was a University graduate and the founder of Arthur Young & Co, which amalgamated with Ernst & Whinney in 1989 to form Ernst & Young International. He was a captain of the University XV and played for Glasgow in an inter-city rugby match.

Young was the son of a Glasgow merchant and shipowner who matriculated at the University in 1880 and graduated MA (1883) and LLB (1887). He became an apprentice with the Glasgow solicitors AJ&A Graham before emigrating to the USA and founding the accountancy firm Arthur Young & Co in Chicago in 1906.

The Arthur Young Chair of Accountancy was founded in 1986 with funding from Arthur Young & Co. The chair was renamed the Ernst and Young Chair in 1990.


Arthur Young

Born 1863.
Died 1948.
GU Degrees: MA, 1883; LLB, 1887;
University Link: Graduate
Occupation categories: accountants
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Record last updated: 14th Jul 2009

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