Charles H. Kirbo,79, who never held public office but...


September 04, 1996

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.

Bob Mayfield,64, an attorney and civil rights leader, died Friday in Charlotte, N.C. Mr. Mayfield made his reputation as a legal scholar and civil rights activist in Savannah, Ga. Mr. Mayfield took on more than 1,200 cases for the Atlanta-based Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Pub Date: 9/04/96

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