Lawrence Sherwin (Larry) Revsine was born on May 29, 1942 in Chicago. He was a master teacher at Northwestern University, an advocate of replacement cost accounting with physical capital maintenance, an author of numerous perceptive and thoughtful articles, and the lead author of an innovative intermediate-level financial accounting textbook.

Revsine, who never used his middle name or initial, grew up in the North Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago's west side and graduated from the Chicago Jewish Academy (today the Ida Crown Jewish Academy). His father, Victor, was a CPA in his own firm, V. B. Revsine & Company, at 110 S. Dearborn Street in Chicago's Loop. After studying for one year at the University of Illinois' Navy Pier campus, he enrolled at Northwestern University in north suburban Evanston, where he completed a B.S. in accounting in June 1963. He married Barbara Sue Epstein on December 22, 1963, once she had...

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