Page Loomis Ingraham, 80, who worked for the Appalachian Regional Commission from 1969 to 1982 and retired as director of governmental studies, died of renal failure Jan. 4 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He lived at Greenspring Village retirement facility in Springfield.
From 1964 to 1969, Mr. Ingraham worked for the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations. He directed research and coordinated policy and programs that provided federal funding to state and local governments.
He was born in Grand Rapids, Minn. He served in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II and in Korea during the war there.
He was a cum laude history and political science graduate of Carleton College in Minnesota, and he received a master's degree in political science from the University of Chicago.
His early jobs included teaching political science at Cornell College in Iowa and directing research and preparing reports for the Council of State Governments in Chicago.
He was a former elder at Immanuel Presbyterian Church and a former board president of Lewinsville Retirement Residence, both in McLean.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Elizabeth Vail Ingraham of Greenspring Village; five children, Jim Ingraham of Herndon, Jane Shaffer of East Corinth, Maine, Barbara Pierce of Marietta, Ga., Mary Ingraham of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and Nancy Ingraham of Washington; a sister, Mary Jane Logan of McLean; and five grandchildren.