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Louis Goldstein's lessons of leadership
"How can a man who collects taxes," Gov. William Donald Schaefer asked at Louis L. Goldstein's 81sth birthday party in 1994, "be so popular?" That is perhaps the greatest achievement of this great Marylander, who was born 100 years ago, and who died 15 years ago tomorrow, on July 3, 1998. In our own time of cynicism and distrust about politics, it's easy to overlook what this steady, tireless public servant achieved: He made good government popular.
By Michael Harvey
July 2, 2013