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Juanita Creamer; Jacqueline Dudley; Elizabeth Edmundson; Jamie Grodsky; Judith Hanson; William Higham; John Keegel Jr.

Jamie A. Grodsky GWU Law Professor

Jamie A. Grodsky, 54, an environmental and natural resources law professor at George Washington University, died May 22 at the Washington Home hospice.

She had Creutzfeld-Jakob disease, a rare, degenerative brain disorder that is in a family of diseases known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, which include "mad cow" disease.

Ms. Grodsky had been a member of the GWU faculty since 2006. From 1993 to 2001, she served as counsel for the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources, counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee and senior adviser to the general counsel of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Jamie Anne Grodsky was born in San Francisco. She graduated from Stanford University in 1977 and was the senior class president.

In 1986, she received a master's degree in economic geography from the University of California at Berkeley. She was a 1992 graduate of Stanford's law school, where she received awards for environmental law and legal writing.

Survivors include her father, Gerold Grodsky of San Francisco, and a sister, Andrea Huber of Bethesda.

-- T. Rees Shapiro

Judith L. Hanson Volunteer

Judith L. Hanson, 82, who spent 23 years as an Arlington County librarian, died May 20 at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg after a stroke.

Mrs. Hanson worked at the main Arlington public library as a clerk for three years and was a circulation department supervisor for 20 years. She helped the library transition to computers and taught computer courses at branch libraries. She retired in the early 1990s.


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