The main purpose of this volume is to organize, examine, and analyze the works of John Lansing Carey, the longest serving chief staff officer of the AICPA. Through his many articles, books, pamphlets, and editorials, he influenced and directed the thoughts of the practitioners of the time. The second purpose is to demonstrate the role of John Lansing Carey as a quiet leader among the accounting professionals and as the glue that held the AICPA together through the numerous and varied administrations. Finally, this volume examines the lasting impression that Carey's writing has made and aims to expand the body of accounting history. A biography of John Lansing Carey, it represents an important chapter in the history of the accounting profession. It organizes, examines and analyzes the works of John L. Carey. It demonstrates the role of John Lansing Carey as a leader among the accounting professionals. It examines the lasting impression that Carey's writing has made.