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Lewis, Gary B., Jr.

In 1950, Gary B. Lewis, Jr. was certified as a public accountant in the state of Kentucky. Lewis was a business administration professor at Kentucky State College [now Kentucky State University]. He was born in Chicago, IL, and was a graduate of the University of Illinois (B.A.) and the University of Chicago, where he earned his M.B.A. Lewis would leave Kentucky to become an accounting professor at Chicago State University. Lewis may have been the second African American to become a CPA in Kentucky; the first was Chauncey Lewis Christian. For more see the Gary B. Lewis, Jr. article and photo in The Crisis, vol. 57, no. 5 (May 1950), p. 323 [available online at Google Books].

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