"XEROX 914 CLUB"
Shelby retired from Xerox in 1985 as Xerox Corporate Vice-President and General Sales Manager of the company's worldwide operations.Shelby H. Carter, Jr. died peacefully on January 25, 2017 surrounded by his beloved wife of 63 years, Pat, and family who were so important in his life, he was 86..
He was a multitalented man of many professional accomplishments, but his family was always his highest priority and greatest source of inspiration. Shelby referred to Pat as "the flower of my life". He also credited her as being his secret weapon in his many life ventures. Shelby was born on March 23, 1931 in Brooklyn, New York. His father, Chief Mate on a merchant marine vessel, was killed in the Battle of the Atlantic during WWII. Shelby was eleven and his sister, Alice, was nine. Their mother, a Scottish immigrant, worked tirelessly to raise them and her effort was rewarded. Shelby earned an academic scholarship to McDonogh School, a military academy near Baltimore, Maryland. Shelby always said that McDonogh was a surrogate father to him teaching him values like hard work, integrity, and the importance of a solid education. While attending McDonogh, Shelby began dating a beautiful and vivacious young woman named Pat Bunn who would become his wife and partner for life.After graduating from McDonogh in 1949, Shelby enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin where he joined the Sigma Nu Fraternity, NROTC, and qualified for Marine Platoon Leaders Class. In 1953, Shelby received his B.B.A., married Pat, and began active duty as Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. He was selected as aid-to-camp to General Edward W. Snedeker, Commanding General of the Second Marine Division.Following his love for family and his pride in the United States Marine Corps, Shelby cherished new ideas and new ventures. His indomitable spirit lead him to be an influential figure in American business and Texas education over a five decade span. Shelby spent 24 years with IBM and then Xerox retiring from the latter company in 1985 as Xerox Corporate Vice-President and General Sales Manager of the company's worldwide operations. The title itself tells of his corporate accomplishments, but does not fully describe the admiration of his peers and subordinates nor does it describe the energy and innovative attitude he brought to Corporate America at that time.
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