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|Gee - The Real William Miller|
The punchline to this story is that, although I toiled in the TV and new media vineyards for several years, I eventually found myself handling finance and investment clients, including a series of engagements for the World Bank and International Finance Corporation (during the James Wolfensohn era). On one of these projects in 2004, my client called me and my team in for a presentation to the CEO. My two associates on the project (a major real estate developer and a marketer) were both named "Bill Miller" - but neither one was the Bill Miller of Carter heyday. Bizarre.... There were chortles and bon mots around the executive table, which I relayed to Mike, and he to GWM.
Secretary Miller passed away in 2006. Some say he had the strong hand as Fed Chairman in the onset of '70's stagflation in the US economy. More successful was his subsequent Treasury role in the Chrysler bailout. No matter - In our paths-crossings, he was solicitous beyond anything that was called for, and had real class.