chapter  Chapter 12
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The Northwestern University School of Commerce

WithReckitt Ernest

In December, 1905 the Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants took its initial step to found a “School of Commerce,” with its headquarters in the central part of Chicago, but it was not until June, 1908 that its efforts in this direction met with success. It was largely due to the inspiration and efforts of Charles Waldo Haskins, who became its first Dean, that this School of Commerce was started. As may be well known, Mr. Haskins. That the foundation and the activities of the New York University School of Commerce, Accounts and Finance was an inspiration to the members of the Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants, there can be no question, and its success made it much easier for those of people in Illinois who were desirous to found a similar school in Chicago.