Mark Roberts

Publication Date

April 2007


Al Roberts was born in Paterson, NJ, on April 20, 1929 and died on May 6, 2007 at the age of 77. He joined the U.S. Army and served in Korea, Germany, and Denmark. He married Susan Curtis on August 31, 1952, in Heidelberg, Germany. They were married for 54 years. They served as short-term missionaries in the Belgian Congo from 1962 until 1964. He obtained a Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, and taught at the University of Missouri in Columbia and later at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Dr. Roberts was a key member in the formation of the Academy of Accounting Historians and was voted a life member. He loved to learn and to teach, whether it was learning about hawks from his neighbor or discussing accounting theory with his friends and colleagues or discussing the fair tax with the local libertarian chapter or discussing anything with anybody at any place. He took care of everyone and made everyone feel special.



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