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Edward McHugh (Age 73)  

Died peacefully in his home in Massillon, OH, on August 23, 2018. He retired in 2000 after a 33 year career at the Office of Personnel Management, ending his career as Director of the Workforce Restructuring Office, which was established to support the federal government's downsizing and restructuring initiatives. Mr. McHugh and his staff received Hammer Awards from Vice President Gore for their work.
Mr. McHugh held a variety of posts over his career ranging from registering voters in the South under the Federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 to providing technical assistance on human resource issues to Federal agencies and state and local governments. He served on an intergovernmental personnel assignment in the office of the Governor of Indiana and was a staff member on the National Commission on Public Service (the Volcker Commission). He twice headed U.S. delegations to the Joint Committee on the Public Service of the International Labor Organization, and in 1995 was elected chairman of the ILO's 25 nation meeting on the Impact of Structural Adjustment in the Public Service. He was proud of helping Congress write the Part Time Employment Act of 1978 and implementing a 1982 Executive Order enabling military spouses to acquire federal jobs and carry credit for those jobs to military bases in the United States and abroad. For many years he was a regular guest on Mike Causey's Federal Diary Saturday radio show. He served three years in the Army and had a lifelong interest in Railroadiana.
Mr. McHugh was a graduate of Stonehill College in Massachusetts. He leaves his wife, Lois McHugh, his children, Lynn (Paul) Scanlon, Lt. Cmdr. Kevin (Talia) McHugh, Laura McHugh, grandchildren, Sean and Kevin Scanlon, sisters, Mary Bartlo and Kathleen Patton.
Contributions in his name may be made to the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute. PO Box 931517, Cleveland, OH 44193-1655 or to Montgomery Preservation Inc., 8100 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD. 20903, for the preservation of the train station.

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Published in The Washington Post on Sept. 7, 2018