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Charles Durham Reaves

Charles Durham Reaves, American investment company executive, lawyer. Bar: Alabama 1961, Massachusetts 1967, District of Columbia 1970. Decorated Army Commendation medal.

Background

  • Reaves, Charles Durham was born on June 1, 1935 in Florence, South Carolina, United States. Son of Howard Meacham and Kathleen (Durham) Reaves.

  • Education

    • Bachelor magna cum laude, Furman University, 1956. Bachelor of Laws, University Alabama, 1961. Master of Laws, Georgetown University, 1966.

      Master of Business Administration, Emory University, 1981.

    Career

    • Legal advisory to chairman Federal Trade Commission, Washington, 1963-1967. Secretary, associate counsel Paul Revere Life Insurance Company, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1967-1970. Vice president, secretary, general counsel Saunders Leasing System, Inc., Washington, 1970-1974, Birmingham, Alabama, 1974-1980, senior vice president finance, secretary, 1981-1986.

      President Southeastern Asset Management Funds Trust, Memphis, 1986-1993. Executive vice president, general counsel, chief compliance officer Longleaf Partners Funds, 1993—2002. Of counsel Armstrong Allen Professional Limited Liability Company, since 2002.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Alabama 1961, Massachusetts 1967, District of Columbia 1970.

    Membership

    Board trustees Memphis Opera, since 1993. Captain United States Army Reserve, 1961-1963. Member American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Alabama Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Alabama Association Corporation Counsel (president 1981-1982), Finance Executives Institute (director 1983-1984), Rotary, The Club (Birmingham), Westwood Country Club (Vienna, Virginia), Economic Club of Memphis (director 1993-1996, 2004), Southwind Country Club (Memphis).

    Connections

    • Married Gretchen Wuerdeman, May 4, 1963. 1 son, Mark Charles.
    • father: Howard Meacham Reaves
    • mother: Kathleen (Durham) Reaves
    • spouse: Gretchen Wuerdeman
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    Nationality
    • 1956
      Furman University
    • 1961
      University Alabama
    • 1966
      Georgetown University
    • 1981
      Emory University
    • 1963 - 1967
      Legal advisory to chairman, Federal Trade Commission
      Washington, United States
    • 1967 - 1970
      secretary, counsel Paul Revere Life Insurance Company
      Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1967 - 1970
      associate, counsel Paul Revere Life Insurance Company
      Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1970 - 1974
      vice president, Saunders Leasing System
      Washington, United States
    • 1970 - 1974
      secretary, Saunders Leasing System
      Washington, United States
    • 1970 - 1974
      general counsel, Saunders Leasing System
      Washington, United States
    • 1974 - 1980
      vice president, Saunders Leasing System
      Birmingham, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
    • 1974 - 1980
      secretary, Saunders Leasing System
      Birmingham, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
    • 1974 - 1980
      general counsel, Saunders Leasing System
      Birmingham, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
    • 1986 - 1993
      president, Southeastern Asset Management Funds Trust
      Memphis, Tennessee, United States
    • 1993 - 2002
      executive, Longleaf Partners Funds
    • 1993 - 2002
      general counsel, Longleaf Partners Funds
    • 1993 - 2002
      chief compliance officer, Longleaf Partners Funds
    • 2002
      of counsel, Armstrong Allen Professional Limited Liability Company
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