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Elizabeth Fautz ’35

Elizabeth Fautz ’35, August 1, 2000, in Silver Springs, Maryland. She attended Reed for three years and then attended Humboldt State University, graduating in 1936. She did graduate work in economics at Iowa State University in 1941–43 and was the Thomas Dana Fellow in economics at Harvard in 1948–49. She was assistant to the director of nutrition and food management at the United Nations in 1943–49; a freelance researcher in 1955–68; and a labor economist for the U.S. department of labor in 1968–82, when she retired. Her volunteer activities included service on many boards and associations. She was a past president of the Lincoln Civic Association and chair of the Neighborhood Planning Council in Washington, D.C., and held numerous offices in the American Association of Retired People. From 1982 until her death, she was deeply involved in Common Cause’s Project Independence, working to reform campaign financing through legislative action.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2000

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