Columbus, Ohio (Aug. 6, 2003) -- Three accountants have been inducted for 2003 into the Accounting Hall of Fame: Philip W. Bell and Edgar O. Edwards, authors of a noted text on business income measurement, and James J. Leisenring., who has played a key role in developing financial reporting standards.

Bell, a former World War II pilot and New York Times correspondent, earned his doctorate in economics from Princeton University and served as an educator on many university faculties. He co-authored the classic text on business income, The Theory and Measurement of Business Income, published in 1964 with Edgar O. Edwards.

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