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PASSINGS: Bert Lance, Rosalia Mera, August Schellenberg, Jane Harvey
PASSINGS: Bert Lance, Rosalia Mera, August Schellenberg, Jane Harvey

Bert Lance Budget director under President Carter Bert Lance, 82, a Georgia banker and ally of former President Carter who served as his first budget director before departing amid a high-profile investigation of his banking activities, died Thursday at his home in northwest Georgia, Gordon County deputy coroner Heath Derryberry said. Lance had struggled recently with unspecified health problems, though authorities were unsure of his cause of death. Lance, a bear of a man with thick black hair, a rubbery neck and a distinctive drawl, was a self-described "country banker" who had served as state highway commissioner from 1971 to 1973, when Carter was Georgia governor, and also...

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