February 24, 2012
Sam Rothman GWU department chairman Sam Rothman, 92, a retired Navy Department chemist who became chairman of George Washington University's engineering administration department, died Feb. 12 at Bedford Court retirement community in Silver Spring. He had pneumonia. The death was confirmed by his grandson, Justin Sosne. From 1946 to 1955, Dr. Rothman worked at the National Bureau of Standards's plastics division helping develop plasma expanders crucial during loss of blood and plasma.
November 14, 2008 |
With one of the most renowned names in Fairfax County politics, Supervisor Pat S. Herrity launched his campaign yesterday for board chairman two decades after his father held the same office. Herrity, 48, is one of just two Republicans on the 10-member board and faces Democrat Sharon S. Bulova, the board vice chairman, in a special election likely to be held in February. They are vying to replace Gerald E. Connolly, who was elected to Congress last week. Herrity said he will emphasize the need for change in what he views as the county's...
January 5, 2009
TODAY: The candidates for chairman of the Republican National Committee square off in Washington in a debate organized by Americans for Tax Reform. 23 DAYS: The 168-member RNC convenes in Washington to pick its new leader. With at least six candidates in the field -- and maybe more to come -- it could be a long day of voting.
January 30, 2009 |
It has been more than 20 years since Sharon S. Bulova took the first step in her political career. In some ways, she had John F. "Jack" Herrity, then the chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, to thank for the opportunity. A seat opened on the board when Herrity's increasingly unpopular, pro-development views invited a challenge from a Democratic supervisor in 1987. Bulova jumped in to run for the open seat. On Tuesday, Bulova will again pursue higher elected office.
August 5, 2009 |
Mika Salmi, the former global digital head for MTV Networks/Viacom (NYSE: VIA), has joined Sulake , the parent of the virtual world Habbo , as Chairman of its board. Ever since leaving MTVN earlier this year , Salmi has been on an extended break from work, but has kept in touch with the digital world through his various board?BlinkBox, Inkd among them?and advisory roles. This is his first major hands-on gig since then. Sulake is among the only private social media/gaming firm...
August 28, 2012 |
William S. Hoofnagle, a U.S. Agriculture Department economist who in the 1960s and '70s became a prominent civic leader in Northern Virginia, serving as chairman of the Fairfax County School Board and later the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, died Aug. 15 at the home of a caretaker in Hayesville, N.C. He was 91. He had cardiopulmonary arrest, said his daughter Robin Hoofnagle. Dr. Hoofnagle lived in Herndon for more than three decades before moving to Daytona Beach,...