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KAFOGLIS, Milton Milton Z Kafoglis, 89, was born May 2, 1925 in Lexington, Kentucky to Kalliopi and Zacharias Kafoglis, immigrants from Asia Minor (Turkey). He attended Henry Clay High School in Lexington and went to Fort Benning, Georgia in his senior year to enlist in the US Army. He served in World War II in the European theatre and remained in Holland and Germany as part of the occupation forces. He returned to Lexington and completed a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Economics at the University of Kentucky, and a PhD in Economics from Ohio State University in 1959. He joined the University of Florida in Gainesville where he worked in the area of Public Expenditure Theory. Later he moved to Washington, DC to join the President's Executive Council for Economics during Ford and Carter administrations, also serving as a senior academic resident on the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, and as a senior staff economist on the Council on Wage and Price Stability. Dr. Kafoglis held faculty positions at the University of Tennessee, Ohio State University, University of North Carolina/Greensboro, and the University of South Florida. In 1979 he accepted the Harland Chair in Economics at Emory University in Atlanta where he also served as the Chair of the Department of Economics for many years. He worked in the areas of Welfare Economics, Regulation, Social Choice, Public Finance, and Managerial Economics, as the George Woodruff Professor of Economics. After retirement in 1998 Milton continued to teach an economics seminar course until three years ago. During his long academic career, he supervised many graduate and undergraduate students, and published numerous monographs and scholarly articles in top academic journals. A long time Decatur resident, Dr. Kafoglis was active in supporting Emory University, Emory Friends of Music, Atlanta Symphony and the Horizon Theatre . He married Madelyn Lockhart in 1952 and had two children. Milton married Virginia Rodgers Stief in 1978 and lived many happy years with her in Washington D.C and Decatur, GA until her death in 2001. After being together for over a decade he married Emily Loveman Kisber of Atlanta in 2012, who lovingly cared for him in his last years with assistance from Obie Obiekwe who he loved. Dr. Kafoglis is survived by his wife, Emily Kisber of Atlanta, his brother, Dr. Nicholas Kafoglis of Bowling Green, Kentucky, two children, Charles Kafoglis of Houston, Texas and Mary Katherine Lockwood of Amherst, New Hampshire, five grandchildren, stepchildren, nieces, and nephews. He will be remembered by all those who knew him as a man who loved knowledge, teaching and family. Please sign the online guestbook at www.edressler.com. There will be a memorial service scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers please make a contribution to one of his favorite organizations. Arrangements by Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care. 770.451.4999.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Aug. 30, 2014
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