Volume 19, Number 8
December 2002


GENERAL PRACTICE, SOLO AND SMALL FIRM
New Officer Welcomed Aboard

After serving as the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division's Budget Officer for the past ten years, Charles A. White, Jr., was recently made a section officer who will, we hope, continue to ably manage the Section coffers for decades more. Charlie, as he is more commonly known, has been a member of the ABA since 1964, and has served the organization in numerous capacities during this time: Council representative for the Young Lawyers Division, the International Law Section, and the General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division. In addition to his current position, he has also served as Chair, Section Officers' Conference Budget Officers, for seven years, Liaison to the ABA Board of Governor's Finance Committee, and a member of the Board Investment Subcommittee for six years.
A native of Mathews County, Virginia, Charlie also is a graduate of College of William & Mary (undergraduate and law school); Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy (sponsored by Harvard and Tufts Universities, M.A. in international relations); and Armor Officers Basic, Ft. Knox-from whence he retired as a Colonel after 20 years, 10 months, and 28 days (but who was counting?) in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps. During his Army stint, Charlie was stationed in these foreign countries: Germany (twice), Okinawa, Vietnam, and the Republic of Texas. He claims to have walked away from 13 parachute jumps and can drive and shoot a tank ("an old one, anyway," he clarifies).
Lest it seem that his life has been all work and no play, however-aside from the parachutes, that is-Charlie also served as a lifeguard at a Girl Scout summer camp and as a Smokey Bear park ranger. Be sure to ask him about these at the next meeting. Seventeen years ago, Charlie founded Business Leasing Associates, Inc., a commercial finance company servicing equipment leases and business loans, in Alexandria, Virginia, and currently serves as its vice president.
On the home front, Charlie and his wife Tricia (an associate member of the ABA) have two children and five grandchildren. When not participating in ABA activities, Charlie uses that lifeguard training while sailing Tricia's 45.5 Bristol sailboat out of Annapolis. We congratulate Charlie on his appointment.

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