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Willard Hackerman, company president and philanthropist, dies
Willard Hackerman, company president and philanthropist, dies

Philanthropist Willard Hackerman, who transformed a small construction firm into a national giant with $5 billion in annual billings and was instrumental in erecting Maryland landmarks such as Harborplace, died Monday of unknown causes at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 95. His firm, Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., completed the new University of Baltimore School of Law last year and built the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, the National Aquarium and M&T Bank Stadium, among countless other projects around the city and state. He counted Target, IBM and Unilever, as well as Yale and Stanford universities and the Cleveland Clinic, as his clients. His firm also renovated the Hippodrome...

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