Carter R. Buller, Former Chairman of Montgomery McCracken, Dies at 80

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Carter Buller
Carter Buller

Carter R. Buller, a former partner and chairman of Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads, died Jan. 8.

After graduating from Yale Law School in 1962, Buller practiced for his entire career with Montgomery McCracken.

As a partner at the firm, he founded and chaired the labor and employment department, served in several management positions, and chaired the firm from 1992 to 1996, according to a release from the firm.

Buller served as chair of the Committee of Seventy, the Society Hill Civic Association and the Philadelphia Orchestra Millennium Task Force, following the orchestra's labor action in 1996.

He additionally served as chair of the board of trustees of Methodist Hospital in Philadelphia, where he received the 1998 Dr. Scott Stewart Award for service, and was trustee and trustee emeritus of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, the release said.

Buller was also an equestrian. He spent a year away from law school in 1959 training for the 1960 Olympics, where he and his horse served as an alternate for the U.S. equestrian team, according to the release.

Buller is survived by his wife of 49 years, Jo Ann; his twin children, Valerie (Kenneth Wilson) and Pierce (Amber); his granddaughters, Josephine and Clara Buller; and his brother, Roderic Buller (Marie).

In lieu of flowers, donations in Buller's name can be sent to the Jefferson Foundation of Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals, the Eagles Mere Conservancy, the Philadelphia Orchestra or the American Philosophical Society. Services will be private. •

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