BLACK CPA #11 - Richard H. Austin, CPA

Richard AustinRichard H. Austin, CPA licensed in 1941 was the first African American CPA in Michigan. He was a senior partner in the firm of Austin, Washington & Davenport which was later sold to George G. Johnson when Austin became Michigan Secretary of State in 1970. The firm then became known as George Johnson & Company and now operates as GJC CPAs & Advisors. GJC CPAs & Advisors is the first and oldest African American owned CPA firm in the State of Michigan

Richard H. Austin was the first African American to hold a statewide elected position in Michigan. Austin served as the Michigan Secretary of State from 1971 to 1995. His administration as Michigan Secretary of State has been highly acclaimed for operational innovation and efficiency, encouragement of greater citizen involvement in the political process and sincere devotion to highway safety and the welfare of Michigan’s citizens. 

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