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Class of '63 50th Reunion: Memories
Howard Segermark
Howard Segermark
  Personal Update
What have you been up to since graduation? Advanced degree? Jobs? Changes? Hobbies?
Went to U of Notre Dame for political theory. Worked in the '64 campaign for local GOP candidate for Congress. Worked in Wisconsin in the '66 campaign and moved to DC. Got a job with a Minnesota Congressman, then was hired to be chief of staff for an Idaho congressman. In '74, was hired to be Tax Counsel to Sen. Harry Flood Byrd, Jr., in '76, Sen. Jesse Helms hired me to be his Economic Counsel. In '83, economist Arthur Laffer hired me to be VP of his consulting firm. Back to DC in '85, I founded and ran a national precious metals trade association. I founded and ran the Motor Cycle Riders Foundation, the National Vintners Association, and the National Civic Art Society (NCAS). I'm currently on the Boards of the NCAS, the Philadelphia Society, the Committee for Monetary Research and Education, the Committee for Western Civilization and the Churchill Society Cigar Exchange Dinner of Washington. I'm a member of the Board of Advisors of the Columbia Institute of Milan, Italy and I'm a participant in Nobel Laureate Robert Mundell's Monetary Roundtable in Siena, Italy.

Family Update
Married? Spouse/Significant Other's Name and occupation? Children? Names/ages?
Married from '86 - '96. Great honeymoon in Paris and the Loire valley.

What is your most vivid memory from your years at Carroll?
Phi Theta Pi made my education possible and added immeasurably to it. Some great professors and very bright fellow students made it worthwhile. Of course, "beer schlags and singing helped a lot.

Which professors influenced your life?
Donald Glattly (choir director -- but he taught philosophy). Donald Zigler, an "honest" liberal who held intellectual honesty above ideology. Dr. Steel, college president and always willing counselor. Jacob van Tinen, great ivy-covered professor of philosophy. Lloyd Wadleigh, helped build my curiosity in economics which led me to continue to read in the topic -- I've even been referred to as an "economist" but just because I can parse bad economic policy when I see it, doesn't make me an economist.

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