Robert Whitfield, a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and an honors graduate of the Columbia University School of Law, practiced as a corporate lawyer with the Wall Street firm of Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy before entering the field of investment banking with Schroders Ltd., a leading merchant bank located in London. He subsequently served as Vice President of Schroder Capital Corporation in New York and General Counsel of First Pennsylvania Corporation, a major American bank holding company located in Philadelphia. In 1981 he organized Robert Whitfield Associates Incorporated, a management consulting firm in the field of professional service organizations, now located in Chicago.
Robert Whitfield has also been a serious fine arts photographer for many years and is currently preparing to publish books of his photography of the architecture of Chicago and the ruins of Windsor Plantation, his family’s antebellum home in Port Gibson, Mississippi, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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Some Other Time, Some Other Place
I had not seen Katherine for almost ten years when I encountered her on the beach. She was as beautiful as I remembered. She still possessed an unforgettable presence, a certain kind of dignity that created distances around her. The only thing that had changed was her eyes. I noticed that right away, even though the light was very dim. There was a tension now. The certainty was gone.
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