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John Hutson, land preservationist, dies

John Hutson, land preservationist, dies

John Hutson, a longtime Maryland land preservationist who worked to protect rural and agricultural land, died of cancer Nov. 22 at his Franklin, Tenn., home.

The former Arnold resident was 62.

Born in Long Beach, Calif., and raised in Bethesda, he was the son of John J. Hutson, a Coast Guard officer, and Doris Everett, who also served in the Coast Guard during World War II.

A 1974 graduate of Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, he earned a degree in forest management at North Carolina State University.

Mr. Hutson joined the Peace Corps and served three years in Guatemala. In 1984, he joined the Maryland Department of Agriculture at the Charles County Soil...