Mary T. Washington


Age: 99

Summary: the first black woman to become a certified public accountant who earned a bachelor's degree in business from Northwestern University in 1941 and started her first accounting firm in her basement while a student whose story was detailed in a 2002 book entitled A White-Collar Profession.

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Born: April 21, 1906

Died: July 2, 2005

Chicago, Illinois