William Calvin Horton

Profile Updated: February 3, 2017
William Calvin Horton
Residing In: Prescott, AZ USA
Spouse/Partner: Ginger Brown Horton
Occupation: Retired
Children: William Alexander Horton (Alex), born 1970, Principal of West Phoenix High School, The Leona Group; More…three children. Lauren L. Hannapel, born 1977, Infection Preventionist, Halifax Health Care, Daytona Beach, Florida; two children.
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Ginger and I began dating in 1960, married in 1965, and lived in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, until 1967 while I finished my undergraduate work in political science. We moved to Charlotte, where she was a school teacher and I worked in various positions in the City of Charlotte personnel department.

I obtained an educational leave and we again lived in Chapel Hill from 1971-72 while I worked on a Master of Public Administration degree. We returned to Charlotte and resumed our careers, remaining there until 1974, when I was appointed Assistant City Manager of Decatur, Georgia. Ginger continued her work as a middle school music teacher until Lauren was born in 1977. She eventually resumed work as the school secretary for Lauren's elementary school.

We remained in Decatur until 1989. That year, I was appointed Public Safety Director of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Ginger became the school secretary/bookkeeper/business manager for a middle school in Chapel Hill.

In 1990, I was selected by the Council as Town Manager. I served in that post for sixteen years, until I retired in 2006. I also was an adjunct faculty member in the UNC School of Government, teaching the courses in city and county management in the Master of Public Administration Program from 2002 to 2008.

Ginger and I moved to Prescott, Arizona, in 2010. Prescott is in the central mountains, in the middle of the Prescott National Forest. We travel, hike, and serve as volunteers for the US Forest Service and Highlands Center for Natural History.

School Story:

Some of my favorite memories: our championship football team's outstanding season during our senior year; hours and hours at the L&M; open house at White Memorial; singing for Judy Freeman as a member of the Ensemble; Oklahoma; falling in love with Ginger.

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Sep 19, 2021 at 4:24 PM

Posted on: Sep 19, 2021 at 2:49 PM

Chuck, Who would have thought we would have lasted this long! Astonishing, isn't it. Hope you have a big cake and eat it all. Happy Birthday! Calvin

Sep 15, 2021 at 1:35 PM

Carolyn: All good wishes for a Happy Birthday. I hope that you are well, Calvin

Aug 29, 2021 at 1:28 PM

Charlene: Happy Birthday! I hope you have lots more. Calvin

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Aug 26, 2021 at 7:15 PM

Posted on: Aug 26, 2021 at 4:33 AM

Aug 24, 2021 at 4:17 PM

Earl, thanks for the greetings. I hope that your birthday celebration is full of good fun, good food, and good friends. All good wishes, Calvin

Aug 22, 2021 at 4:37 PM

Harold, I hope that your family had a good celebration for your birthday. All good wishes to you, Calvin

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Aug 13, 2021 at 6:00 AM

Posted on: Aug 12, 2021 at 4:35 PM

Freeman, I never had a better friend and will always remember all the fun we had together when we were at Morson and Broughton. I hope that all goes well for you. All good wishes for a Happy Birthday. And, greetings to Peggy, too. Calvin

Aug 03, 2021 at 10:53 PM

Happy Birthday, George! Calvin

Jul 31, 2021 at 2:59 PM

Larry, Happy Birthday a little early. I hope that all goes well for you and your family, and that you have avoided The Virus! I also hope that we'll have another reunion and that both of us will be there. Take care of yourself. Calvin

Jul 19, 2021 at 4:17 PM

Jane, I thought that I had posted greetings on your site, but cannot find them; so, Happy Birthday! All good wishes, Calvin

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Jul 18, 2021 at 5:47 PM

Posted on: Jul 18, 2021 at 12:05 PM

Bob, Happy Birthday! Hope you continue to be well and to enjoy your life. All good wishes for another great year. And, thank you for the work that you do to foster good communications among all of us who were in the Class of '62. Hard to comprehend what it really means that we have lived such a long time. Best, Cal

Jul 10, 2021 at 12:02 PM

Happy Birthday, friend Joan. I hope you and your family all have been well. All good wishes, Calvin

Jun 27, 2021 at 12:51 PM

Gloria: Happy Birthday to You! I hope that you and Johnny will properly celebrate the anniversary of your birth, with good wine, good food, good friends, and lots of family; and, that the festivities will create another day of special memories. Our best to you, and to Johnny, too. Cal and Ginger

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Jun 21, 2021 at 5:24 PM

Posted on: Jun 21, 2021 at 11:30 AM

Happy Birthday, friend Joanna! I still have fond memories of our Broughton years. I know that your family will spoil you today, at least a little; and, I hope that you enjoy a great celebration of what now is a long life. All good wishes, Calvin

Jun 05, 2021 at 11:21 AM

Julia: Happy Birthday! Ginger and I both hope that you have avoided The Virus and that you are doing well. We send all good wishes your way. Best, Calvin

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Jun 04, 2021 at 1:32 PM

Posted on: Jun 03, 2021 at 1:52 PM

Lynne, Sorry to be late with Birthday greetings -- we were on the road! First long trip since the pandemic began. I hope that you had a great day with your family and friends. All good wishes, Calvin

May 13, 2021 at 1:29 PM


We're going to be on the road and out of touch on your actual Birthday, so I'm sending an early greeting with all good wishes for a happy day with your family and friends. Happy Birthday, Calvin

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May 09, 2021 at 2:04 PM

Posted on: May 08, 2021 at 11:48 AM

Dear Friend Karen: A very merry Birthday to you, that's who! A very merry Birthday to you, yes you! We'll all congratulate you with another cup of tea, and sing a Happy Birthday to thee! All good wishes, Calvin

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May 04, 2021 at 2:13 PM

Rusty was everybody's friend in high school.  He went on to have a distinguished career of public service.  All who knew him will feel a little less whole, because of his passing from this life to whatever is next.  Cal Horton

May 01, 2021 at 12:29 PM

Happy Birthday, Fred! Sorry to be a day late, but the good wishes are just as sincere. Best to you, Calvin