sA. Stevens Miles Jr. ’51, Rector Emeritus and Trustee Emeritus
A. Stevens Miles Jr., a rector emeritus and trustee emeritus of Wash-
ington and Lee, died on April 29, in Louisville, Kentucky. He was 85.
Miles served on the W&L Board
of Trustees from 1988 to 1997,
and as the rector of the board
from 1990 to 1997. A banking
executive, he was the retired
president of National City Corp.
Miles graduated from
W&L with a B.A. in economics.
He served as the president of
Phi Delta Theta fraternity and
belonged to the Sigma Society.
As an alumnus, he served on the
area and national steering committees for the On the Shoulders
of Giants capital campaign, and
on his 50th reunion committee.
The Louisville Alumni Chapter gave him the 250th Chapter Hon-
oree Award in 1989, and the University inducted him as an honorary
member of Omicron Delta Kappa in 1994.
A generous benefactor, Miles supported the Class of 1951
Thomas K. Wolfe Jr. Distinguished Lectures Endowment and
enhancements to the theater program and aquatics program. In 1991,
he established the A. Stevens Miles Library Endowment at W&L. He
also made a provision for the A. Stevens Miles Professorship in Banking and Finance.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, from 1951
to 1953. In 1964, he received a business degree from the ABA Stonier
Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University.
In 1954, Miles began his banking career with the First National
Bank of Louisville. He was named president of the bank in 1972, and
in 1974 was elected chief executive officer of the bank and its holding
company, First Kentucky National Corp. In 1987, the holding company merged with National City Corp., in Cleveland, and Miles was
elected president. He retired in 1990.
Chief among Miles’ many civic interests was the Boy Scouts.
He served as president of the Kentucky Council for two terms and
received the Silver Beaver award for his longtime service. He served
as president of the Louisville Central Area downtown development
organization, the Museum of History and Science and the Greater
Louisville Fund for the Arts, to name just a few organizations that
benefited from his involvement. He had been a trustee of the University of Kentucky and the president of the University of Kentucky
Business School Foundation, and was an honorary member of Beta
Gamma Sigma business fraternity. He was a former member of the
board of overseers of the University of Louisville and a former trustee
of the Diocese of Kentucky.
He also bred and raced Thoroughbreds; his horse Neck ’N Neck
placed third in a May 1 race at Churchill Downs.
Miles is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Miles Mitzlaff ’89
(Ted K. Mitzlaff ); his wife, Dorothy L. Deane Miles; three grandchil-
dren; and three stepchildren. He was preceded in death by his first
wife, Ann Berry Houston Miles; his son, Frank Houston Miles; and his
second wife, Noel Parker McKissick.
then had a private, patient-centered
medical practice in Plainfield and Bay
Dr. Robert L. Pinck ’ 42, of Luzern,
Switzerland, died June 29, 2014. He
practiced at the Roosevelt Hospital,
in New York City, and worked for
Long Island College Hospital as
chairman and director of the department of radiology at LICH and as a
clinical professor of radiology at the
Health Science Center, State University of New York. He co-founded
the LICH School of Radiologic
Technology and developed three
highly regarded residency training
programs. He was inducted into the
W&L Athletic Hall of Fame in 1993
for his performance on the football,
basketball and tennis teams. He
was cousin to Dan C. Pinck ’ 46 and
belonged to Phi Epsilon Pi.
Dr. Frederick H. Berry ’ 43, of
Delaware, Ohio, died Jan. 14, 2012.
Calvin H. East Jr. ’ 43, of Charleston,
South Carolina, died April 3. He was a
World War II veteran, and on D-Day,
June 6, 1944, was the youngest landing
craft infantry captain. He received the
Bronze Star for his actions on Omaha
Beach at Normandy. He worked for
NCR Corp. prior to working for Bank
of America. He volunteered on several boards and belonged to Phi Delta
William G. Sizemore ’ 43, of Burlington, North Carolina, died Jan. 23. He
served in the Navy during World War
II, as ensign and lieutenant, on ships
in the North Atlantic and the Pacific.
He started Clarksville Motor Co. in
Clarksville, Virginia, and was elected to
two terms as Virginia’s youngest mayor.
He worked at Wachovia Bank’s North
Carolina offices in Burlington, Asheville
and Greensboro, before serving in
Winston-Salem as senior vice president
of both Wachovia Bank and Wachovia
Corp., then as president of Wachovia
Ralph S. Taggart ’ 43, of Charleston,
South Carolina, died Feb. 4. He served
in World War II in the Army Air Corps
as an aerial photo officer. He managed a Mississippi lumber company
and served as its vice president. He
wrote articles on lumber and forestry
equipment, was elected president of the