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This profile was last updated on 10/16/12  and contains information from public web pages.

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  • University of Western Kentucky
  • Vanderbilt University
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During that time, I visited my ..., 16 Oct 2012 [cached]
During that time, I visited my MTU accounting professor, Sam Tidwell, in Copper Harbor, Michigan a couple of times to get his input on my idea and to find out why MTU lacked any meaningful government accounting classes. His position was that my idea would never fly simply because there were too many politicians, too many different and self-serving agendas, and no one was interested in providing an accurate accounting of our tax dollars. When I mentioned that I planned on pursuing this idea, his parting words, in his inimitable Mississippi drawl, were "Fisha, if you go down that road, you will find that you have a Tiga by the tail. We laughed. I didn't believe him at the time. But, as usual, Sam was right.
The Daily Mining Gazette, 11 Feb 2002 [cached]
Hassig, Elaine M. | Jackovich, Frances | Kangas, Rudolph G. | Karstu, Pekka E. | Kupari, John | Langin, Ruth Arlene | Long, Cleopatra | Mathes, Lillian M. | Matson, Jediah R. | Nordmark, Gerald | Oja, Norman | Oinas, Ernest M. | Tidwell, Sam B. | Turovaara, Irene | Wiinimaki, Helen M. | Willmer, Paul A.
Sam B. TidwellSPRING LAKE, MICHIGAN - Sam B. Tidwell, 80, passed away Wednesday morning, February 6, 2002 in Spring Lake, Michigan.He was born September 30, 1921 in Winona, Mississippi, lived in Columbus, Mississippi, spent many years in Houghton and recently moved to the Spring Lake area.He was a graduate of the University of Western Kentucky and Vanderbilt University; was Emeritus Professor of Accounting at Michigan Technological University; spent 28 years on the faculty at Michigan Tech; was a former chairman of the Michigan State Board of Accountancy.He was an authority on public school fund accounting and was the author of four editions of the first textbook in this field.For many years, he kept in close touch with his graduates in accounting and most of them sent him a "red tie" when they passed the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination.Over 100 of these ties are now on display at the School of Business and Economics at Michigan Tech.
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