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Mahlon Straszheim

Mahlon Straszheim

Mahlon Reid Straszheim, a former University of Maryland economics department chair and campus leader who wrote on urban economics and housing discrimination, died of May 17 at his Potomac home of complications from a stroke. He was 75. Dr. Straszheim came to College Park in 1971. He served as the economics department's chairman for 17 years. Before his 2012 retirement, he was associate provost of the university and created a program to attract top students. He was also recognized for his work in urban economics and the economics of the airline industry. "The department made enormous strides during Mahlon's tenure as chair. He hired many of the faculty who now form the core...

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