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Former SBI Chief Dies

Posted November 5, 1996 12:00 a.m. EST

— Charles Dunn, who twice served as director of the State Bureau of Investigation, died at a Raleigh hospital Monday. Cause of death was not released.

SBI spokesman Bill Dowdy announced Dunn's death, which occurred around 7 p.m. Monday.

Both congenial and competent, Dunn was widely liked.

Most recently, Dunn had been executive vice president of the North Carolina Textile Manufacturers Association.

He was named SBI Director in 1969, leaving in 1975. He returned as deputy director and succeeded Robert Morgan in 1991. He stepped down in 1993, replaced by current director Jim Coman.

Prior to his SBI stints, Dunn had been administrative assistant to Gov. Dan K. Moore and an aide to Congressman Horace Kornegay.

Visitation will be from 7 - 9 p.m. Wednesday at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Road. Dunn's funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Mark's Methodist Church, 4801 Six Forks Road.