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date: 26 November 2020

Lybrand, William Mitchelllocked

(14 August 1867–19 November 1960)
  • Paul J. Miranti

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Lybrand, William Mitchell (14 August 1867–19 November 1960), certified public accountant, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of George W. Lybrand, a Methodist Episcopal minister, and Sara Aldred. After completing two years of study at Philadelphia High School, Lybrand took a position as a clerk in a tool-building company. At a time when opportunities for formal professional education were limited, apprenticeships in the machine tool industry represented a primary entry point for those aspiring to careers in manufacturing. He gradually focused his educational endeavors on cost accounting, which was becoming a vital adjunct to engineering as American industry responded to important managerial and technological advances. Moreover, Philadelphia was the home of ...

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