Edward W. Brennan, Accounting

Edward W. Brennan, W’48, W’66, a retired associate professor of accounting at Penn, died on August 29. He was 93 years old.

Dr. Brennan earned his AB in accounting (cum laude) from St. Francis College in Loretto, Pennsylvania in 1943. He served for three years with the US Army Air Force during World War II. He then earned his MBA in accounting from Penn in 1948, his JD from Temple University School of Law in 1952 and his PhD in finance from Penn in 1966.

Dr. Brennan joined the Penn faculty as an instructor in accounting at the Wharton School in 1948 and was promoted to assistant professor of accounting in 1956. He became an associate professor of accounting in 1971.

During his time at Penn, he served as chair of the Wharton School roster committee, as chair of the taxes committee for the University Senate from 1958-1959 and as a member of the Faculty Grievance Commission from 1976-1977. He also served as a pre-law advisor, a curriculum advisor for MBA accounting majors and business manager for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. He took early retirement from Penn in 1987.

Dr. Brennan is survived by his wife, Elizabeth R., and his daughter, Patricia.