Percival Brundage

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Percival Flack Brundage (2 April 1892[1] – 16 July 1979[2]) was a director of the United States Office of Management and Budget from April 2, 1956 until March 17, 1958.

Early years[edit]

Brundage was born on 2 April 1892 in Amsterdam, New York, the son of a Protestant minister.[3]

Career[edit]

Before entering government service, Brundage was an accountant since 1914,[4] and a senior partner at Price Waterhouse & Co..[5] Brundage was appointed as deputy director when Rowland Hughes was appointed director in May 1954.[6] President Eisenhower appointed Brundage as director from 2 April 1956 (his 64th birthday[1]), following Hughes' resignation.[5] He resigned from the post on 13 March 1956.[7] In 1955, Brundage was elected to the Accounting Hall of Fame.[8]

Boards and charity work[edit]

Brundage was president of the National Bureau of Economic Research[5] and president of the American Institute of Accountants.[7] He was also Treasurer for the People to People Health Foundation,[9] as well as director of the American Unitarian Association.[10]

Personal life[edit]

In 1918, Brundage married Amittai Ostrander and had a son (Robert Percival) and a daughter (Lois Ammittai), and 4 grandchildren.[1] Brundage was an amateur artist who exhibited paintings at the Century Club in New York.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Marjorie Dent Candee, ed. (1958). Current Biography yearbook 18. H. W. Wilson Company. pp. 81–82. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Yearbook. New York: Century Association. 1980. p. 216. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  3. ^ Schoenebaum, Eleanora W.; Levine, Michael L (1976). Political profiles. Political Profiles: The Eisenhower Years 2. Facts on File. ISBN 978-0-87196-452-6. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Another Budget Buster". The Pittsburgh Press (E.W. Scripps Company). 21 April 1956. p. 6. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c "Hughes resigns as Director of Budget". Lewiston Daily Sun (James R. Costello Sr.). 21 January 1956. p. 3. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "Appointment With the President". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). 30 May 1954. Section: MAGAZINE, Page SM12. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "Budget Chief Brundage Resigns Job". St. Petersburg Times (Times Publishing Company). 14 March 1956. pp. 1, 3. 
  8. ^ "Hall of Fame: 1954 to 1956". Fisher College of Business. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  9. ^ "Film On Hope's Progress To Be Shown At Breakers". Palm Beach Daily News (Cox Enterprises). 26 March 1961. p. 1. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  10. ^ Clarence Kirshman Streit, ed. (1955). Freedom & union. 10-11. Federal Union (US). pp. 8–9. Retrieved 9 March 2010.