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He graduated in 1946 from Dakota Wesleyan University and moved to Washington that same year for graduate work in economics at George Washington University.
His first job in the District was as manager of a veterans cooperative housing project in Southeast Washington called Naylor Gardens. That experience led to a position in real estate management and an appointment in 1956 as executive vice president of the Building Owners and Managers Association.
In 1966, he became director of the maintenance division of what is today the U.S. Postal Service. From 1972 until his retirement in 1987, he was director of administrative services at the Federal Reserve Board.
Mr. Kreimann was a nationally ranked distance runner, and he continued competing into his 80s. He and his wife enjoyed traveling in their motor home and visited all 50 states and much of Canada and Mexico.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Ellen C. Kreimann of Bethesda; three daughters, Lynwa Kreimann of Nyack, N.Y., Joan Ecclesine of North Hollywood, Calif., and Wendy Bocci of Studio City, Calif.; a brother; and a grandson.
-- Joe Holley
William LowenthalForeign Service Officer
William Lowenthal, 87, a Foreign Service officer who specialized in Latin American economic affairs and was assigned mostly to the U.S. Agency for International Development and its predecessors, died May 6 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He had cancer.
Dr. Lowenthal spent about 30 years working for the State Department, with assignments that included deputy director of the USAID economic development office for many of the Southern Cone countries of South America.
He retired in 1981 as economic development officer for the U.S. delegation to the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in Paris.
He was a native of Manhattan, N.Y., and a 1942 graduate of Dartmouth College. He received a master's degree in economics from Columbia University in 1951 and a doctorate in Latin American history and economics from Georgetown University in 1966.