With her husband, Roger, she gave millions of dollars to museums, charities and causes as well as the National Zoo’s giant panda project.
His decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal and two Navy Distinguished Public Service Awards.
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.
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.