Arthur Young (accountant)

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Robert Arthur Young (1863-1948) was one of the founders of Ernst & Young, the international accounting firm.


Born the son of a Glasgow merchant and shipowner, Young was educated at the University of Glasgow where he studied law, was the captain of the University rugby team and played for Glasgow in an inter-city rugby match.[1] He trained with Glasgow solicitors A. J. & A. Graham before he moved to the United States in 1890[2] and, together with his brother Stanley, founded the accountancy firm Arthur Young & Co in Chicago in 1906.[1] In 1924 Young innovated by forging an international network with Broads Paterson & Co in the UK.[2] He retired shortly after that and died in 1948.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Arthur Young". Glasgow University. Retrieved 9 August 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Arthur Young". Accountant Town. Retrieved 9 August 2013.