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John H. Schmidt, Lucent manager
John H. Schmidt, Lucent manager

John H. Schmidt, a retired Lucent Technologies manager who served for nearly four decades with the Maryland Air National Guard, died March 20 at Howard County General Hospital of heart failure. He was 80. The son of Walter Schmidt, a roofer, and Elizabeth Huddle Schmidt, a homemaker, John Huddle Schmidt was born in Baltimore and raised on East 25th Street. He was a 1954 graduate of City College and earned a bachelor's degree in 1966 from what is now Loyola University Maryland. Mr. Schmidt went to work in 1957 at the old Western Electric Co. Point Breeze Works, where he was manager of its undersea cable operation. He later moved with American Telephone & Telegraph to...