He was the son of a four-term senator and ran for office at the behest of John F. Kennedy.
Washington Police Chief Jerry V. Wilson chose Mrs. Abrecht as his coordinator on a project to put 100 women on patrol.
Mr. Smith previously covered civil rights in the South before focusing on privacy concerns.
He was a bankruptcy lawyer for much of his career and also spent 12 years in the Maryland House of Delegates.
He looked after the welfare of thousands of patients participating in NIH clinical cancer studies.
He was the founding producer of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” then led RFA’s broadcasts to Asia.
Later, in private practice, he defended the American-born terrorist convicted of killing former Chilean ambassador Orlando Letelier.
He later started two businesses that focused on rapid sorting of mass mail.
A Golden Gloves champion in his youth, he also became a drug abuse counselor before starting the Midtown Youth Academy.
Veteran Washington Post reporter and editor Bart Barnes was a green cub reporter when he was assigned to help cover the 1963 March on Washington, and he heard a speech he’ll never forget.