The Nov. 6 obituary of Edward W. Hautanen gave the wrong number of sisters; he had four. (Published 11/17/04)

Lincoln Arnold

Tax Attorney

Lincoln Arnold, 94, a tax attorney in Washington for more than 35 years, died Nov. 3 in his Arlington home of complications from a stroke. He had lived in Arlington for 62 years.

Mr. Arnold came to the Washington area during World War II when the U.S. Purchasing Department was expanding. In 1943, he began working in the Chief Counsel's Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service, in the Legislation and Regulations Division. From December 1946 to December 1951, he was in the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the House of Representatives and was in charge of drafting tax bills for the Ways and Means Committee.

From 1952 to 1964, Mr. Arnold was a partner in the law firm of Alvord and Alvord. For six years during that period, he was the chairman of the tax committee of the American Mining Congress.

He served as deputy chief of staff of the Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation from 1964 to 1975, and then as tax counsel to three members of the Ways and Means Committee -- Reps. James C. Corman (D-Calif.), William Green (D-Pa.) and Sam Gibbons (D-Fla.). After the passage of the Tax Reform Act of 1976, he returned to the staff of the Joint Committee as special counsel. He retired in 1981.

He was a member of the Minnesota and District of Columbia bars.

Mr. Arnold was born in Montevideo, Minn. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota and graduated from its law school in 1933. He practiced law in Thief River Falls, Minn., for nine years, and was the municipal judge of the city for the last seven of those years.

Mr. Arnold was an avid sportsman, enjoying golf, jogging, tennis, fishing and hunting. He was an accomplished skier. He skied and played tennis until he was almost 90 years old. He was a member of Washington Golf and Country Club of Arlington and of the Arlberg Club of Winter Park, Colo.

His wife, Anne Svidal Arnold, died in 1989.

Survivors include three children, Dr. Bruce L. Arnold of Arlington, Thomas L. Arnold of London, Ark., and Anne A. Latham of Vienna; and five grandchildren.

Edward W. Hautanen

FCC Attorney

Edward W. Hautanen, 80, a retired attorney with the Federal Communications Commission, died of congestive heart failure Oct. 29 in his Sarasota, Fla., home. He was a former Falls Church resident.

Mr. Hautanen worked in the FCC's Opinions and Review office from about 1951 until 1980. He was most proud, his family said, of one of his early cases, in 1956, in which he helped a Tampa television station get a broadcasting license.

He was born in Mass City, Mich., and graduated from Duke University. During World War II, he served in the Army in Europe as a sergeant. He received a law degree from Duke University in 1950.

His family name was Hautamaki, which is Finnish. But when he and a partner opened a private practice in Tacoma, Wash., people thought the name was Japanese and constantly harassed him, his family said. He left Tacoma after a year and changed his name.

Mr. Hautanen moved to Sarasota in 1986.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Mary Hautanen of Sarasota; a daughter, Jane Hautanen of Washington; and three sisters.

Martha Elizabeth Lee Blaul

Musician and Church Member

Martha Elizabeth Lee Blaul, 100, a musician and church member, died Nov. 1 at Oak Springs Nursing Home in Warrenton, Va. She had Alzheimer's disease.

Mrs. Blaul, who was said to be a direct descendant of Gen. Robert E. Lee, was born and raised in Chantilly. She graduated with a degree in music from St. Mary's Academy, an all-girls high school in Alexandria.

During the era of silent films, she worked as an organist and harpist at theaters in Washington and Cumberland, Md., where she eventually settled in the early 1920s.

There, she was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and the Cumberland Country Club, of which her husband, Frank R. Blaul, was a founder.

Her husband died in 1957. They were married 33 years. Their son, Frank R. Blaul Jr., died in 1977. Survivors include two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Charles J. Condrack

Building Engineer

Charles J. Condrack, 60, a building engineer, died of cancer Nov. 2 at Inova Alexandria Hospital.

Mr. Condrack worked at Horizon House in Arlington and had been an Arlington resident for about 25 years.

Mr. Condrack, who was born in St. Clair, Pa., served in the Navy during the Vietnam era. Upon his discharge, he worked on highway construction in Pennsylvania and New Jersey before moving to Northern Virginia.

Survivors include his wife, Betty J. Fish Condrack of Arlington; his mother, Nellie Yokitis Condrack of St. Clair; a sister; two stepdaughters, Maxine Kroll of Shawnee, Pa., and Dorothy Harrison of McKinleyville, Calif.; two stepsons, Charles Max Hippler of Garden City, Mich., and Leonard Hippler of East Stroudsburg, Pa.; and six grandchildren.