In Memoriam

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  • Dana Mead (WHF 1970-71): 1936-2018

    The White House Fellows Foundation and Association shares with a heavy heart the passing of Dana Mead of the WHF Class of 1970-71. The Mead Family has extended the following invitation to the members of the White House Fellows community to attend his burial on November 20, 2018: Thank you for all your support and […]

    posted: November 15, 2018
  • Sharon Richie (WHF 1982-83): 1949-2018

    The White House Fellows Foundation and Association is sad to announce the passing of Sharon Richie of the WHF Class of 1982-83. She passed away on September 3, 2018. Her WHF Classmates would like to share the following remembrance with all of you: It is with great sorrow that Sharon’s White House Fellow’s Class shares […]

    posted: September 26, 2018
  • Geraldine “Gerry” Cox (WHF 1976-77)

    Gerry Cox of the WHF Class of 1976-77 passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at her home in Arlington, VA. Cynthia Kellams, a friend of Gerry and Walter Cox, prepared the following words in celebration of her life. Also included below are remembrances from several of Gerry’s WHF Classmates. Gerry Cox lost an extended […]

    posted: April 23, 2018
  • Spencer Abbot (WHF 2015-16): 1973-2017

    Spencer Abbot of the WHF Class of 2015-16 died on November 15, 2017. Spencer’s family prepared the following words in celebration of his life. Also included below are remembrances from several of Spencer’s WHF Classmates. CAPT Charles Spencer Abbot, USN, died on November 15, 2017. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 18, 1973, […]

    posted: December 12, 2017
  • George H. Selden (WHF 1983-84): 1947-2016

    George H. Selden of the WHF Class of 1983-84 died in December of 2016 and was buried at Arlington Cemetery in May of 2017. A selection of their remembrances are included below. George’s family prepared the following words in celebration of his life: George Henry Selden, Jr. passed away on December 23, 2016, after a […]

    posted: September 30, 2017
  • Wilson Talley (WHF 1966-67): 1935-2017

    Dr. Wilson K. Talley, 82, passed away in Davis on June 16, 2017. Dr. Talley was instrumental in the formation of the Department of Applied Science at UC Davis/Livermore and the United States Environmental Protection Agency. He was a cherished husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend. Dr. Talley was a highly respected professor, innovator, […]

    posted: June 25, 2017
  • Scott Thompson (WHF 1975-76): 1942-2017

    Scott Thompson of the WHF Class of 1975-76 passed away April 8, 2017. Scott’s longtime friend Amie Hoebner wrote the following obituary for the Washington Post.  Professor W. Scott Thompson – a member of both Ford and Reagan Administrations and a Professor Emeritus of Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University – suffered a […]

    posted: April 19, 2017
  • Charles “Pug” Ravenel (WHF 66-67): 1938-2017

    Charles “Pug” Ravenel of the WHF Class of 1966-67 passed away March 25, 2017. One of his classmates helped assemble the following biography of Charlie’s life. Charlie was born in Charleston South Carolina. By the age of 12 he had been a newspaper boy for five years, winning a newspaper sponsored scholarship to Philips Exeter Academy. […]

    posted: April 4, 2017
  • Bruce Dew (WHF 1980-81): 1951-2016

    Bruce Dew, a member of the White House Fellows Class of 1980-81, passed away August 2016. Below are words of some of Bruce’s classmates, and his obituary. Joan Abrahamson: Bruce Dew was a quiet and mysterious member of our class–probably because he was assigned to the CIA before any of us got to know him very […]

    posted: January 31, 2017
  • Tom Carr – Founding Director of WHF Program: 1929-2016

    Tom Carr, the Founding Director of the White House Fellows Program, passed away on February 12, 2016. In 1964, while serving as director of the federal government’s executive development programs for the U.S. Civil Service Commission, Tom was selected to design the White House Fellows Program. Together, he and John Gardner designed the key elements of […]

    posted: March 14, 2016
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