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Washington outsider Erskine Bowles ' 67 has become, in part due to his friendship with President Clinton, vir-
tually second-in-command in the White House.
Bowles, 51, was named White House chief of staff within
days of Clinton's re-election in November. He had served as
Clinton's deputy chief of staff for about a year, leaving in December
1995 to return to his investment banking business in Charlotte.
As deputy chief of staff, Bowles had been credited with helping
Clinton better manage his time and instilling a business execu-tive's discipline to the White House. The chief of staff is responsible for day-to-day operations and action on presidential initiatives. One of his duties will be to control access to the president.
"I believe in having an administration that has clearly
defined goals, objectives and time lines such that it and its peo-
ple can be held accountable," Bowles said in an interview with
The News & Observer.
Early in Clinton's first term, Bowles headed the Small Busi-
ness Administration. Clinton praised Bowles' work at the SBA
for combining "brilliant business success and dedicated public
service." He also said Bowles has become his "close friend and
Bowles accepted the new post only after feeling pressure
from Clinton. He told The N&O that he first turned down the
offer, saying he was reluctant to give up his life in Charlotte, where
he is a partner in a new merchant banking firm, Carousel Capital.
"I haven't ever been happier being home with my family
and the business that I helped start," Bowles told the newspaper.
He accepted after talking with his wife, Crandall; three chil-
dren; and business associates.
Bowles is the son of the late Hargrove "Skipper" Bowles
' 41, who was a state senator for North Carolina and who ran
for governor in 1972.
"I am my father's child, and I have a strong sense of public
service," Bowles told The N&O. "This seems to be the higher
calling at this particular point in time."
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of Elkin; Aug. 22, 1996. He was president of Cash and Carry Inc. and was noted for his leadership in the Elkin Recreation Commis- sion. At UNC, he played varsity tennis and was on the diving team. , 61 MARRIAGES: Milburn David Gibbs (, 61,' 62 AB) and Lab Cox Allen of Siler City.
Doris Elaine Bowden (' 61 AB ,
' 63 MSW), 57, social worker for
the VA Medical Center, Salisbury;
Oct. 11, 1996. '¢- Kenneth
McCaskill Carrington (' 61, ' 62
AB, ' 63 LLB/JD), 57, attorney and
fonner N. C District Court judge,
of Greensboro; Sept. 12, 1996.
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Make plans for your reunion,
May 9-11, 1997. ' 62 Earl Norfleet
Phillips Jr. (' 62
BSBA) of High Point
received Wachovia's Entrepreneur
of the Year Award in recognition
of his business, First Factors Inc.
'¢- Patricia Mumford Stroud
(' 62 MED) has retired as dean of
Lenoir Community College after
30 years of combined state service.
Dr. William Ross Pitser (' 62
MD), 60, retired physician, of
Winston-Salem; April 27, 1996.
'¢- Thomas McGinn Wellons
(' 62, ' 63 AB), 56, owner and
president of Wellpak lnc., of
Greenville; Oct. 16, 1996.
' 63 Jimmy Dawys
Hemphill (' 63
BSBA, ' 69 MSRA)
of Hudson was named a member
of the board ofdirectors at Cald-
well County Hospice. ' 64 James Douglas
Beck (' 64 AB, ' 67
MS, ' 69 PhD) of
the UNC School of Dentistry,
with Prof. Steven Offenbacher,
received a $2.2 million grant to
study possible links between gum
disease and heart disease. Their
work is the largest study ever focus-
ing on the inflanU11atory responses
common to both diseases. '¢- G.
Watts Carr III (' 64 BSlR) of
Greensboro was named president
of Cone Denim North America.
Annie Margaret Brewer (' 64
MED), 74, retired social studies
teacher, of Carthage; Sept. 23, 1996.
' 65 Dr. D. Gregory Chadwick (' 65 BSBA, ' 73 DDS,
Dr. D. G. Chadwick ' 65
' 76 MS) of
as a tmstee
of the American Dental
Stoesen (' 65
PhD) of Greensboro was honored
by the Guilford County Board of
Health "in appreciation for ...
efforts toward preserving the
history of the Guilford County
Department of Health."
' 66 Doris Roach
Bray (' 66 LLBJD)
received a Distinguished Alumna
Award from the UNC School of
Law. Bray is a partner in Schell
Bray Aycock Abel & Livingston
L.L.P. At Carolina, she was the
first female editor of the UNC
Law Review. '¢- Walter Estes
Dellinger III (' 66 AB) of Wash-
ington, D.C, was named acting
solicitor general to the u.S.
Supreme Court. '¢- A . Jackson
"Jack" Harrell III (' 66 AB, ' 70
DDS) ofK.inston was appointed
to the Lenoir Community Col-
lege board of tmstees. '¢- Robert
Carl Hunter (' 66 AB, '69JD) of
Marion was named to the board
of governors of the N.C Bar
Ernestine Craig Silliman (' 66
AB), 52, ofDllrham; Sept. 22, 1996.
'¢- Raymond Leo Trump (' 66
MAT), 67, retired teacher, of
Carlisle, Pa.; June 20, 1996.