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Rudolph Pyatt Jr., Washington Post local business columnist, dies at 88

Mr. Pyatt was among an early corps of Black journalists who cracked the segregation barriers of Southern newspapers when he began his career in 1964 at his hometown publication, the Charleston (S.C.) News & Courier.

January 13, 2022

Sergei Tolstoy, ‘bohemian’ descendant of Leo Tolstoy, dies at 99

For three decades, he lived in a low-income, assisted-living apartment in the District’s Foggy Bottom neighborhood.

January 11, 2022

John Hawke Jr., ‘dean’ of banking lawyers and former comptroller of the currency, dies at 88

He was chairman of the Arnold & Porter law firm in Washington, general counsel to the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System and Undersecretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance.

January 6, 2022

Jim Pressler, Washington lawyer in negligence cases, dies at 73

He specialized in negligence and personal-injury cases, civil law and public-sector employment and was for 13 years general counsel to the Fraternal Order of Police in Washington.

January 4, 2022

Gladys Stern, who led Georgetown Day School, dies at 104

She led the school for 21 years until retiring in 1996.

November 17, 2021

John Terry, appeals court judge, dies at 88

He served 23 years on the D.C. Court of Appeals. Before that, he spent many years as chief of the appellate division of the U.S. attorney’s office.

September 28, 2021

Stanley Harris, U.S. attorney and federal judge, dies at 93

As U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia in 1982 and 1983, he supervised the prosecution of John W. Hinckley Jr. for the 1981 attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan.

August 25, 2021

Montgomery Meigs, who led U.S. Army in Europe, dies at 76

The four-star general also oversaw NATO peacekeeping efforts in Bosnia.

July 13, 2021

Stuart Freudberg, executive at Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, dies at 67

He spearheaded the agency’s efforts for cleaner water in the Potomac and Anacostia rivers.

June 22, 2021