Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Jack Herrity

The former Fairfax County supervisor who helped shape much of that county's growth in the 1970s has died, at 75, reports the Wash Post.
'Herrity was known for his influence on transportation in the county. As chairman of the board from 1976 to 1988, he was involved in the developmental stages of the Fairfax County Parkway, Interstate 66 inside the Beltway and the Dulles Access Road.
In 1980, Herrity was named Washingtonian of the Year by Washingtonian magazine.'
A memorable fellow. In the early 1970s I remember him campaigning door-to-door for the Board of Supervisors and sitting with my parents at the kitchen table of our new house in what was then edge of suburban development, just west of Fairfax City. He was a serious political force. Wonder what he thought of how Fairfax turned out...


At 7:31 AM, Blogger Toomanytaxes said...

Last April, I had the opportunity to have lunch with Jack Herrity. I truly enjoyed that meeting. Whether one agreed with Jack's ideas or not, it was clear that he cared about the people of Fairfax County - a lot more than do most of the incumbents of both political parties. R.I.P.


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