Harry Lipson Jr

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Harry Aaron Lipson Jr (born 1919 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; died July 21, 2006 in Tampa, Florida) was head of the Department of Marketing at the University of Alabama and interim associate dean of the School of Commerce and Business Administration.

Lipson grew up in Alabama and earned his bachelor of science at Tuscaloosa in 1939 and lettered with the basketball team. He went on to complete a master's in business administration at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois in 1941, and then returned to Alabama as a member of the marketing faculty.

Lipson left academia to serve in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Afterward he returned to teaching and also completed a PhD in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1955. Back at Alabama, Lipson authored several textbooks and created the school's first PhD program in marketing. During his 41-year tenure he served as a visiting professor at Ashridge Management College in England. He was also active with Tuscaloosa Federated Charities, B'nai B'rith, Temple Emanu-El, the Tuscaloosa Rotary Club and the Black Warrior Boy Scout Council. He was a one-time president of the Southern Marketing Association.

After leaving Alabama he continued to teach at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He died there in 2006 and was survived by two children, Harry III and Carolyn, and four grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Miriam and a second wife, Adele.


  • "Dr. Harry Aaron Lipson, Jr." obituary (August 1, 2006) Tuscaloosa News