General Wilmer F. Lucas
In 1964 General Wilmer F. Lucas joined the BCS Board of Directors, bringing his expertise to BCS after a career of distinguished service. In 1929 he became the first African American Certified Public Accountant in New York, helping to open up the profession to other African Americans. Later, in the midst of his impressive career as a CPA, General Lucas served with distinction in World War II, earning the Legion of Merit. BCS was proud to benefit from the service of General Lucas for 16 years.