Published Online: September 22, 2008
Published in Print: September 24, 2008, as Former CDF Researcher Dies

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Former CDF Researcher Dies

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Paul V. Smith, 69, a retired director of research for the Children’s Defense Fund, died Sept. 9 of sepsis. Mr. Smith had worked for the Washington-based advocacy organization for more than 30 years. His 1974 study on children out of school, the group’s first report, helped lead to what is now the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act.

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