In Memoriam

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  • 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
  • Bruce Hasenkamp, Former Director of the President’s Commission on WHF

    Bruce Hasenkamp, Director of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships from 1974 to 1977, passed away November 7, 2015.

    posted: November 15, 2015
  • Geri Riegger (WHF 1974-75): 1940-2015

    Geri Riegger, 75, of Mt. Vernon, NY, died on January 5, 2015. She was  a longtime resident of Manhattan, Bedford, and Katonah, NY. Born in New York to Arthur and Johanna Riegger, she graduated from Hunter High School and Concordia University (River Forest, IL). Geri spent a long and successful career in computing, working for […]

    posted: May 31, 2015
  • Stephen Parks Strickland: 1933 – 2015

    Stephen Parks Strickland (1933-2015) Deputy Director (1967-68) and Director (1968-69) of the White House Fellows ProgramStephen Parks Strickland, 81, son of the late Kelly Parks and Alice Winn (Peeples)Strickland, passed away on April 9, 2015 at the Washington Home and Hospice from pulmonary complications.Steve was born on Nov. 25, 1933, in Birmingham, AL. He married Tamara Gunsard […]

    posted: April 30, 2015
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