FEFFERMAN--Hilbert, on November 7, at the age of 99, in Maplewood, NJ. Born in New York City and a graduate of NYU and Harvard Law, he was associate general counsel for legislation and Chief Legislative Counsel for HUD and comparable roles in the predecessor agency from 1941 until 1972, drafting historic and sweeping public housing legislation under numerous presidents including John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He was a visiting Professor of City Planning at the MIT and special consultant to Fannie Mae. Married to Helen Relkin from 1940 until her passing in 2009, he was an exemplary husband and public servant, living in Bethesda, MD until recently. Surviving are brother and sister-in-law Marvin and Susan Relkin and nieces Abbie and Ellen Relkin and nephews Harry, Lowell and Herbert Relkin and numerous great- nieces and nephews. Donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders.
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Published in The New York Times on Nov. 16, 2012