Jesse B. Blayton Sr.
@ New Georgia Encyclopedia
DescriptionPhotograph of Jesse B. Blayton Sr., known as the "Dean of Negro Accountants," speaking in 1928. He stands at a desk on which an open book sits. A blackboard hangs on the wall behind him. Blayton worked as both a bank president and a college professor before purchasing WERD in 1949. In 1995 he was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame.