The July 22 obituary of Milton Colvin gave an incorrect number of grandchildren. He had four grandchildren. (Published 7/26/2005)
Political Science Professor
Milton Colvin, 82, a longtime professor of political science at Washington and Lee University, died June 24 at Collington Episcopal Life Care Community in Mitchellville. He had Alzheimer's disease.
Dr. Colvin was born in Missoula, Mont., and grew up in New Orleans and Washington. He was a 1942 graduate of the Landon School. During World War II, he served with the 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion in North Africa, Italy, France and the Battle of the Bulge. He received a Silver Star for his actions during the battle of Anzio in Italy as well as two awards of the Purple Heart.
After graduating from Yale University in 1948, Dr. Colvin returned to Europe to work for the U.S. Commission on Displaced Persons in Germany and Austria. He stayed in Germany to study at Heidelberg University, from which he received a doctorate in modern history and cultural anthropology in 1953.
He taught anthropology and political science at the University of Montana, Vanderbilt University and the University of Chicago before joining the faculty of Washington and Lee, in Lexington, Va., in 1961. He taught international relations and politics until his retirement in 1991.
He also taught at the old National War College in Washington (1965-66), the University of Vienna, Oxford University and the University of Goettingen in Germany. In 1981, he received a NATO fellowship to study the attitudes of German young people toward the military.
Dr. Colvin ran unsuccessfully for Congress in Montana in the 1950s and for the U.S. Senate from Virginia in 1970. He served on the Virginia governor's board for wild and scenic rivers and was civilian coordinator for the Saint Mary's Wilderness in Virginia.
He spent most summers in Montana or Europe with his family. He retired to Mitchellville in 1996.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Countess Maria von Kielmansegg Colvin of Mitchellville; four children, Christopher Colvin of Austin, Alexander Colvin of West Concord, Mass., Katharine Kabusk of New Cumberland, Pa., and Mariella Colvin of Boulder, Colo.; a sister, Katharine Colvin Hart of Washington; a brother, John Tower Colvin of Wilmington, Del.; and 10 grandchildren.
Mary Louise Mullenholz
Homemaker, Church Member
Mary Louise Mullenholz, 94, a homemaker, and a volunteer at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Kensington, died July 17 at her home in Bethesda after a series of strokes.
At her church, Mrs. Mullenholz was a founding member of its Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary. She was a lifelong member of the Christ Child Society and volunteered at its Georgetown Opportunity Shop for many years. She was also on the board of the Gonzaga College High School mothers club and was active in the parents association of Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School.
She was born in Indianapolis and worked as a bookkeeper. She married and followed her husband to California and then back to Indiana. The family moved to Washington when her husband became comptroller of the International Brother of Teamsters and it moved its headquarters from Indianapolis.
Her husband of 50 years, William T. Mullenholz, died in 1992.
Survivors include six children, John Mullenholz of McLean, Mary Margaret Miller of Bethesda, William T. Mullenholz of Poolesville, Joan Marie Palmer of Kensington, Gregory C. Mullenholz of Rockville and Regina Maria Clansky of Bethesda; 23 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.