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89 W. Va. L. Rev. [xiii] (1986-1987)
Paul N. Bowles: October 9, 1921-October 8, 1986

handle is hein.journals/wvb89 and id is 13 raw text is: IN MEMORIAM
PAUL N. BOWLES
October 9, 1921-October 8, 1986
Paul N. Bowles, a respected West Virginia lawyer and Adjunct Professor of
Law at West Virginia University College of Law, passed away October 8, 1986.
Since 1977, he served on the Advisory Board to this publication. The West Virginia
Law Review dedicates the 1987 National Coal Issue to Professor Bowles. The
following tribute was written by the partners and associates of Bowles, McDavid,
Graff and Love.
In a world of increasing specialization, Paul N. Bowles was truly a man for
all seasons. No aspect of the law was foreign to him and no problem beyond
his ken. The quality of Paul's mind and his extraordinary power of concentration
brought him success not only in the law but in everything he did.
Paul's roots ran deep in West Virginia and the Kanawha Valley, where he
was born and educated. He married and raised his family in West Virginia. He
attended West Virginia University where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and
was chosen Order of the Coif at the College of Law.
Paul was proud of his service in World War II. He flew combat missions
over Europe in a P-51 Mustang, and was a man of great physical courage. Perhaps
one of the few accomplishments he discussed was that of a young fighter pilot
serving in the 357th Fighter Group. Among his friends from those days was
General Chuck Yeager, a fellow West Virginian, with whom he shared a life-long
friendship.
Paul returned to Charleston where he practiced law until the time of his death.
As a lawyer, Paul exemplified the highest ideals of his profession. His clients
ranged from Fortune 500 companies and West Virginia's most prominent business
organizations, to individuals he met in his church and civic activities. Each client
received his full measure of attention, and each found him a worthy advocate
and trusted advisor.
Throughout his lifetime, Paul was dedicated to the community in which he
lived and, in his quiet and unassuming manner, spent countless hours and made
lasting contributions. He served as Chairman of the Charleston Regional Chamber
of Commerce, Vice President of the Charleston Renaissance Corporation, Chair-
man of the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, President of the Kanawha County
Bar Association, a Trustee of Alderson Broaddus College, a Trustee of the West
Virginia University Foundation, President of the Fund for the Arts in Charleston,
and a leader of his church. To each of these organizations he gave freely and
fully of his time and talent, just as he did in the practice of law.

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