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Jim Kirkham 1936–2011

Former ACBL President Jim Kirkham died Oct. 15 in Overland Park KS from leukemia. Kirkham, a three-time NABC champion, was a Grand Life Master with more than 26,000 masterpoints.

An extraordinary volunteer, Kirkham served the bridge community of District 22 (southern California) for decades. He served four terms on the ACBL Board of Directors and was ACBL president in 2001. He was also a member of the Executive Council for the World Bridge Federation for six years.

Kirkham is survived by his wife, Corinne, his longtime partner in life and at the table: All three of Jim’s national-level wins occurred with Corinne as his partner.

A full obituary will appear in the December issue of the Bridge Bulletin.

Jim Kirkham