Charles H. Kirbo,79, who never held public office but became known as former President Jimmy Carter's "one-man kitchen Cabinet," died Monday of complications from recent surgery in Atlanta.
Mr. Kirbo, a trial lawyer, was a longtime partner at the influential King & Spalding law firm.
His association with Mr. Carter began in 1962, when Mr. Kirbo helped successfully argue a vote-tampering case that led to Mr. Carter being declared the winner of the election for a state Senate seat. Mr. Kirbo later served as chief fund-raiser for the Carter Presidential Library. More recently he headed the Jimmy Carter Tribute Commission, which raised funds for a statue and plaza honoring the former president on the grounds of the state Capitol.