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J. Woodford 'Woody' Howard Jr., Hopkins professor and patron of the arts

J. Woodford 'Woody' Howard Jr., Hopkins professor and patron of the arts

J. Woodford "Woody" Howard Jr., a former longtime Johns Hopkins University professor of political science and constitutional law who was also a patron of the arts and a collector of modern art, died May 19 of complications from dementia at his Roland Park Place home.

He was 85.

"Woody was in his own right a really great scholar and a major figure in American public law," said Cornelius M. "Neil" Kerwin, president of American University and a former student of Dr. Howard's at Hopkins.

"I came to Hopkins in the fall of 1972 as a doctoral student in the political science department, and I worked closely with him for two years on my...

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