CPA Stanley Person, the founder and managing partner of Person and Co. in New York City, died on November 1, 2003, at the age of 69, after a long battle with heart disease. Person, who devoted much of his professional life to serving the accounting profession, was a tireless advocate for small firms and their clients. In addition to serving on various Institute committees, he was chairman of the AICPA continuing professional education executive committee (1992–1994) and the CPE national curriculum committee (1986–1988).
Person was a highly valued and enthusiastic member of the JofA family. The editor for many years of the JofA’s Practitioners Forum department, he also served as a longtime editorial adviser to the magazine and, in recent years, wrote book reviews for it.
He frequently wrote articles—many of them about taxes—for the JofA as well as for numerous other publications. He served on the New York state society of CPAs’ committees on small business taxation, individual taxation and practice management. Person was a committed philanthropist and was on the boards of many not-for-profit organizations. He also developed and taught Person/Wolinsky CPA exam review courses.