Wilfred Kesterton was a Saskatchewan-born newspaperman and Second World War veteran when he became one of the earliest graduates of Carleton’s new Bachelor of Journalism program in 1949. His newspaper background and exceptional academic achievements led to his appointment, upon graduation, as the School of Journalism’s second full-time faculty member. Kesteron undertook many roles at Carleton, including acting head of the Journalism Department, and Professor Emeritus. A leading figure at the School for 40 years, Kesterton specialized in media law and journalism history. He published important studies in both areas, including his seminal 1967 History of Journalism in Canada. The Kesterton Endowment Fund provides funds in support of the School of Journalism and Communication.