Saturday, March 15, 2008

Eugene W. JohnsonEconomics Professor

Eugene William "Bill" Johnson, 63, an economics professor at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, W.Va., for 36 years, died Feb. 12 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore of complications from recent heart valve replacement surgery.

Dr. Johnson also served as chairman of the Division of Business Administration and was a founding member of the Shepherd University Foundation and served on its executive committee. He was well respected for his analysis as a forensic economist in legal matters.

He was born in Washington and graduated from the Priory School at St. Anselm's in 1962 and the University of Notre Dame in 1966. He received a PhD in economics from the University of Virginia in 1974 and completed postgraduate study at the University of Maryland during the 1980s.

A resident of Harpers Ferry, he was a longtime member of the board of directors of the Bank of Charlestown in West Virginia and a past member of the board of managers of Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Charlestown.

He enjoyed sports and was a fan of Notre Dame and Washington Redskins football. He also enjoyed biking and camping with his family.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Lisa Clem Johnson of Harpers Ferry; two sons, Logan A. Johnson of Indianapolis and Karl S. Johnson of Reston; his mother, Viola Marie St. Martin Johnson of Silver Spring; a sister; a brother; a stepbrother; and one grandson.

-- Yvonne Shinhoster Lamb

Garland Sevier Ferguson IIIFTC Attorney

Garland Sevier Ferguson III, 92, a retired attorney with the Federal Trade Commission, died of congestive heart failure Feb. 22 at his home in Alexandria.

Mr. Ferguson worked for the FTC from 1956 until his retirement in 1971. Previously, he was in private practice as a lawyer.

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