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    - Kurt Thurmaier, Chair, Public Administration Department
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ARNOLD DAVID SCOTT ARNOLD August 16, 1920 ~ August 8, 2014 David Arnold was born in Findlay, Ohio, the third son of Ed and Florence Arnold. He attended Lafayette College and received his bachelor's degree in 1942. For the next year he attended the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, receiving his master's degree in public administration in 1943. From 1943 to 1949 he was on the field staff of the Public Administration Service (PAS), a consulting organization that specialized in management studies for local and state governments. He spent much of his time with PAS in position classification and pay plan work for the states of Illinois and Ohio and for the non-academic personnel of the Universities of Minnesota, Colorado, and Puerto Rico. From 1949 until his retirement in 1985, Mr. Arnold was on the staff of the International City/County Management Association. In the latter part of his ICMA tenure, he was publications director. He was instrumental in the expansion and upgrade of the Municipal Management Series, training books for city managers, police chiefs, fire chiefs, and finance officers in local government. The books were widely used by management personnel and formed a significant part of the public administration curricula in many colleges and universities Along with Jeremy F. Plant, he was co-author of Public Official Associations in Local and State Government-A Bridge Across One Hundred Years. Mr. Arnold's memberships included Pi Alpha Alpha, the honor society in public administration, and honorary memberships in both the International City/County Management Association and Delta Kappa Epsilon, a social organization. Mr. Arnold was married in 1953 to his beloved wife, Catherine Fury (1919 - 2010). They are survived by their children, daughter Susan Arnold of Chicago, and son and daughter-in-law David Arnold and Susan Dobson Arnold, both residents of Alexandria. He is pre-deceased by his brothers, George and Edward, and survived by nieces and nephews John Arnold, Emily Rocque, Penny Fredlund, Chris Arnold, Nancy Arnold Goodno, Marti Alston, Heidi Arnold, and Jas Arnold. During the early years of their marriage, the Arnolds lived in Chicago. In 1967 they moved to northern Virginia. At the time of his death, Mr. Arnold was a resident of Goodwin House Bailey's Crossroads, a continuing care retirement community. Services will be private.

Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 12, 2014
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