Michael F. Easley, Governor
Buck Lattimore, Chairman

Bernadine S. Ballance, Commissioner
Thomas J. Bolch, Commissioner
Laura K. Mavretic, Commissioner
Renée C. Riggsbee, Commissioner
Christopher Scott, Commissioner
Dianne C. Sellers, Commissioner

North Carolina
Industrial Commission




TO:         Workers' Compensation Community

FROM:   Chairman Buck Lattimore

DATE:    March 11, 2002

RE:         Death of Deputy Commissioner Mary Moore Hoag

I regret to inform the workers' compensation community that Deputy Commissioner Mary Moore Hoag died at her home of natural causes on March 5, 2002.

Mary joined the Industrial Commission as a Deputy Commissioner in 1994. The Industrial Commission wishes to acknowledge Mary's contribution to the important work of the Commission and to offer condolences to her family. Mary centered her life to serving the citizens of North Carolina through the workers' compensation system. Her talents and contributions will be greatly missed.

Mary was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and moved to Vermont where she grew up. She graduated from Wellesley College with an A.B. in political science. She was a Fulbright Scholar to India, teaching English at the University of Rajasthan in Jaipur. Mary then obtained a M.A. in Indian Studies at the University of Wisconsin in Madison through a Title IV Fellowship in Hindi. Mary served as a Legislative Assistant to the late Senator Winston L. Prouty and a Special Assistant to Secretary of HEW Elliot Richardson. She also worked in the White House Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention.

Mary received her J.D. from Harvard University Law School in 1976. Thereafter, she worked as a litigator at Davis, Polk & Wardwell in New York City. Mary then moved to Houston, Texas and became an antitrust attorney, oil and gas attorney and litigator on behalf of Federal Savings & Loan Insurance Corporation, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Resolution Trust Corporation.

Mary was an avid reader, world traveler and an ardent lover of cats and pursued each of these interests with zeal. Mary was the daughter of Dr. Leonard Hoag and Mary Graham Hoag, who both predeceased her. Mary is survived by her brother, Charles L. Hoag, of Alexandria, Virginia.

A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, March 14, 2002, at 4:00 P.M. at the First Presbyterian Church Chapel in Raleigh.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Capital Funds Program, 120 West Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC 27601.

Please remember Mary and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

Go to Reassignment of Deputy Commissioner Mary Moore Hoag's Cases
(March 11, 2002 memo by Chief Deputy Commissioner Stephen T. Gheen)

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