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The Legacy of Arthur Andersen: A Model for Excellence by Francisco López, Carmelo Canales

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Arthur Andersen

1. The Arthur Andersen Story

The history of Arthur Andersen rests on the deep values in which its founder was educated and springs from that strong basis.

Arthur E. Andersen: the founder

The Firm’s founder, Arthur Edward Andersen, was born in 1885 in the young nation of the United States of America, in the state of Illinois, in the small farming town of Plano, 55 miles southwest of the great city of Chicago.

His parents were immigrants. His father was Norwegian and his mother Danish. They had 8 children, Arthur was fourth, and the parents died, respectively, when he was 11 years old (his mother, Mary, at 38) and 16 years old (his father, John, ...

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