NORMAN E. AUERBACHNorman Auerbach succeeded Philip Defliese as chairman of Big Eight firm Coopers & Lybrand — they were different as day is to night.

Defliese was a brilliant audit person, while Auerbach was a savvy tax fellow. Defliese was easily elected chairman at Lybrand for three consecutive four-year terms, while Auerbach had to battle Peter Scanlon for the top post.

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