Alvin Biscoe

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Alvin Biscoe was one of the principals of the public relations firm of Mongoven, Biscoe and Duchin (MBD).

Prior to forming MBD, Biscoe was the director for the Center for Business and Economic Research and associate professor of finance at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and later assistant vice president of the University of Tennessee System for Public Service.

On September 29, 1979, Biscoe was injured in an accident that ensued following a bank robbery in Arlington, Virginia. Police officer Michael Kyle engaged the criminals in a high-speed auto chase that ended when the bank robbers crashed their vehicle, pinning Biscoe against a light pole. The accident severed one of his legs and severely injured the other, ultimately requiring amputation.

Biscoe and his wife Eleanor successfully sued the city of Arlington and Officer Kyle for negligence that contributed to the accident, winning $4.35 million in damages.

Biscoe appears to have been a largely silent partner at MBD, compared to the company's other two principals, Jack Mongoven and Ron Duchin.

He died on July 29, 1998 in Bethesda, Maryland.

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