During six decades as an observer, I have met and known a myriad of accountants - in public practice, as corporate executives, in government positions, as teachers, and in our national and state accounting organizations. To me, some are unforgettable and admirable. These are two of their stories.Dr. Emanuel Saxe

In September 1937, I registered for Accountancy 210 - cost accounting - at Baruch College. One had to be impressed when Professor Emanuel Saxe entered the room. He was big vertically and horizontally, with a large bald head. In a crease in his vest rested a sizable Phi Beta Kappa key. The class was scheduled for two o'clock on the 14th floor facing west. The rays of the sun reflected off the facets of his Phi Beta Kappa key into my eyes, and I was hypnotized, mesmerized and Saxenized.

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