CHARLES A. GOODRUM

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CHARLES A. GOODRUM (Age 89)  

Of Springfield, Virginia, passed away on Friday, September 21, 2012 at his residence. Beloved husband of Donna Belle Goodrum; devoted father of Christopher Kent Goodrum of California, Julia Belle (Peter) Freitag of Wake Forest, NC and Geoffrey Paul Goodrum of Alexandria, VA; loving grandfather of Gregory, Rachel and Tristan Freitag.
He received degrees from Wichita University and Columbia University. Following graduation, he was hired by the Library of Congress and became the librarian of its Congressional Research Service. In ensuing years, he became the CRS's Director of Research, and later the Director of the Office of Planning and Development for the Library as a whole until retirement. He was also an internationally acclaimed author of eight books including, "Treasures of the Library of Congress" and "I'll Trade You An Elk."
Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the Greenspring Village Benevolent Care Fund or to the Greenspring Hospice Fund, attn: Philanthropy Department, 7410 Spring Village Dr., Springfield, VA 22150 in loving memory of Charles A. Goodrum.


Published in The Washington Post on Sept. 23, 2012
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