RNLA remembers and honors Carl M. Buchholz, a prominent Republican lawyer and RNLA member, after his untimely passing. From Ron Hicks, RNLA Vice President for Communications:
This past Monday, Carl M. Buchholz, a respected Pennsylvania lawyer and civic leader who worked in the Bush administration to create the White House Office of Homeland Security after the September 11 attacks, died at the age of 51 after a year-long battle with cancer. Mr. Buchholz spent most of his career at the Philadelphia-based Blank Rome, rising to managing partner, and then left in 2012 to work for DLA Piper International, where he also became managing partner of its Philadelphia office. To read more about Carl and his work for the Republican party, click here.
From Mr. Buchholz' obituary:
He was a key member of the Bush-Cheney presidential team that litigated the historic Florida recount in 2000 that led to the defeat of Democratic candidates Al Gore and Joe Lieberman.
After Sept. 11, 2001, Bush appointed Mr. Buchholz to work in the White House as special assistant to the president for homeland security.
Teaming up with former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, who was homeland security director, Mr. Buchholz helped develop the administration's response to terrorism. He served as cochairman of the transition team that created the Department of Homeland Security.