Institute Honor to A.A. Sommer


In recognition of his extensive contributions to the profession in accounting, corporate and securities matters, the AICPA governing council presented A.A. Sommer, Jr., with its Medal of Honor. Accompanying him at the presentation ceremony was his wife, Storrow. Sommer was chairman of the Public Oversight Board from 1986 through 1999, served as commissioner of the SEC from 1973 to 1976, and was a member of the AICPA board of directors (1980–1984) and the FASB advisory council (1977–1981).

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