Former Clinton Staffer William H. Bowen Dead At 91

Nov 13, 2014

Former First Commercial Bank chairman and tax lawyer William H. Bowen, who served as former President Bill Clinton's chief of staff during Clinton's run for president, has died. He was 91.

Pulaski County Coroner Jerome Hobbs confirmed Bowen's death Thursday. The coroner's office determined the cause of death was choking.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports Bowen died Wednesday at the Fox Ridge assisted living home in Little Rock.

Bowen was a World War II veteran and retired from the U.S. Naval Reserve. He earned his law degree in taxation from New York University. After serving as the chairman and CEO of First Commercial Bank, he retired to be Clinton's chief of staff, before serving as dean of the UALR School of Law in 1995.