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Hugh F. Culverhouse

January 1, 2019

Attorney at Law Culverhouse & Bolts (Deceased) – Tampa, Florida

Hugh Culverhouse is a senior partner in the law firm of Culverhouse & Bolts in Tampa and Jacksonville. He also is active in real estate investment. In 1974 he was awarded the franchise for the NFL expansion team which became the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Mr. Culverhouse held the rank of Colonel in the U.S. Air Force. He has served as Assistant Attorney General for the State of Alabama and Special Attorney and Assistant Regional Counsel in the Office of the Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service. He was a member of the advisory Committee of the Commissioner of the IRS in 1962-63. He is a member of the boards of Time Warner, Inc., The Penn Central Corporation, the PGA Tour Policy Board and the National Legal Center for Public Interest. He has been active for years in philanthropic, arts and civic projects throughout Florida. He is a member of the Florida Council of 100, The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports, The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Council on Economic Education, to name a few. President Ford named him U.S. Ambassador to the 1976 Winter Olympics at Innsbruck. He is the inaugural recipient of the Florida Enterprise Medal, holds three honorary degrees and is a member of several college boards. He has endowed chairs at five colleges and the University of Alabama School of Accountancy is named for him. “It is easy to make a buck, but it is tough to make a difference.”