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June 19, 2023

Elvoy Raines (1951-1999)

I still miss my friend and old drinking pal Elvoy Raines, writer, lawyer-lobbyist, outlaw. We were very much alike. He was on Oprah once. He testified before Congress a lot. He checked into Harvard for a year in his 40s like it was a rehab. Anyway, with Elvoy, they broke the mold. I remember every conversation. He called me the "craziest white man in America." I called him Dr. Raines. He once said at Nathan’s or Clyde’s late on a Tuesday night: "It's been good for our careers and credit ratings that bars in Georgetown close down during the week by 2 or 3 am, don't you think?”


Posted by JD Hull at June 19, 2023 09:09 AM


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