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Bert Lance

Lance, Bert (Thomas Bertram Lance), 1931–2013, American banker and public official, b. Gainesville, Ga. He was one of Jimmy Carter's closest advisers during the 1976 presidential campaign. After the election, Carter appointed him Director of the Office of Management and Budget, but allegations of financial irregularities in his management of the Calhoun (Ga.) National Bank and another Georgia bank forced his resignation later in 1977. Cleared of wrongdoing in 1980, from 1981 to 1986 Lance was again chairman of the Calhoun National Bank.

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