Lance, Bert(Thomas Bertram Lance), 1931–2013, American banker and public official, b. Gainesville, Ga. He was one of Jimmy CarterCarter, Jimmy
(James Earl Carter, Jr.), 1924–, 39th President of the United States (1977–81), b. Plains, Ga, grad. Annapolis, 1946.
Carter served in the navy, where he worked with Admiral Hyman G. Rickover in developing the nuclear submarine program.
..... Click the link for more information. 's closest advisers during the 1976 presidential campaign. After the election, Carter appointed him Director of the Office of Management and Budget, but allegations of financial irregularities in his management of the Calhoun (Ga.) National Bank and another Georgia bank forced his resignation later in 1977. Cleared of wrongdoing in 1980, from 1981 to 1986 Lance was again chairman of the Calhoun National Bank.