Buford Brandis, trade association official

March 30, 2013

Buford Brandis, 95, a retired international trade director of the old American Textile Manufacturers Institute, died March 12 at the Westminster at Lake Ridge retirement community in Prince William County.

He had cardiovascular disease, said his son-in-law and executor, Roland Vaughan Jr.

Dr. Brandis spent 27 years with the American Textile Manufacturers Institute before retiring in 1982. Earlier in his career, he was a research economist at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Roland Buford Brandis Jr., a Richmond native, was a 1937 graduate of the University of Richmond. He received a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University in 1941 and a doctorate in economics from Duke University in 1943.

Dr. Brandis then moved to Atlanta, where he worked at the Federal Reserve Bank and taught at Emory University before moving to Falls Church in 1951.

He retired to Lake Ridge in 1993.

His wife of 68 years, Katharine Clardy Brandis, died in 2009. A daughter, Katharine Vaughan, died in 1982; a son, Roland B. Brandis III, died in 1990.

Survivors include a sister, Doris Garthright of Gaithersburg; three grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

— Megan McDonough

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