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Professor Gerald Wentworth dies

STANFORD -- Gerald O. Wentworth, professor emeritus of accounting, died Monday, Sept. 23, at his home in Cupertino. He was 86.

Wentworth received his bachelor's degree from Montana State College in 1931. He operated his own business until he entered the U.S. Air Force in 1942. He served in the South Pacific as adjutant of a troop carrier group, with the rank of major, and also as an intelligence officer in the Civil Air Patrol. He left the Air Force in 1946.

Wentworth earned both his graduate degrees from Stanford Business School ­ the MBA in 1953 and the doctorate in 1960. He first joined the GSB staff as a research associate in 1954 and retired to emeritus status in 1973.

During his teaching career Wentworth became particularly interested in international business education. In addition to directing the Iran Management Seminar and teaching at the Australian School of Management, he was involved in La Escuela de Administracion de Negocios para Graduados (ESAN), a graduate business school in Peru that was organized and originally staffed by Stanford Business School faculty under the sponsorship of U.S. AID and the government of Peru. Wentworth was the last American dean of ESAN before the school was turned over to Peruvian administration. He served from 1968 to 1970.

Wentworth is survived by his wife, Elliott, of Cupertino, and one son, Daniel, of Berkeley. There will be no service.

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