Garnett ("Bill") Prince

Profile Updated: October 1, 2019
Class Year: 1967
Residing In: Chattanooga, TN USA
Spouse/Partner: Divorced
Occupation: Retired
Children: Daughter - Rebecca, born 1973
Son - Brandon, born 1974
Military Service: United States Marine Corps  
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Former staff Director, President Ronald Reagan's National Drug Policy Board.
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary, U. S. Dept. of Labor
Former Executive Assistant - 2 U.S. Secretaries of Labor
Former Spec. Assistant - U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services
Former Senior Director, Government Affairs, Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical Co.
Former Director, Training & Government Relations, VICA/SkillsUSA
Former Senior Field Representative, Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs
Former Deputy Criminal Court Clerk, Hamilton County

School Story: (Classmates-Teacher-You

I loved my years at KTHS and was blessed to be chosen MR. KIRKMAN and class Valedictorian. I was most influenced by teachers, Edith Apperson, Emmett Apperson, and Louise Walton. Ralph Pennington was like a 2nd father to me.

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I served from June 1967 - June 1971 with two tours of combat duty in South Vietnam. I was wounded at the Battle for Hue City, during the Tet Offensive, in February 1968. Spent 4 months in the hospital. Served as an Honor Escort for marines killed in action, escorting 26 fallen Marines to their home towns. Returned to Vietnam for a 13 month tour in 1970. Was honorably discharged as a Sergeant E-5.

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Share What has happened to you since Graduation

Most of my working career spent in Washington, DC. Retired in 2000. Enjoyed the art of Public Speaking, having spoken in all 50 states and 23 countries. Life member of 6 national veterans organizations. I am a 32nd degree Mason (Chattanooga Lodge #199, F&AM, and Chattanooga Scottish Rite). Divorced in 1983, remarried and became widowed in 2007, then met my wife on a blind dinner date in Aiken, SC and remarried in 2009. Enjoying playing golf with my wife in our community here in Tellico Village, just south of Knoxville.

What Shop did you take at Kirkman

Printing - J.B. Seale and Mr. Haynes, instructors

Who was your friends when at Kirkman

I considered all my classmates as my friends, as well as many in the class of 1968.

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David is correct. This is NOT our Ronald Swafford, who is alive and well, living in Hawaii.

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