Myles Thaler, landscape architectMyles H. Thaler, a...

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December 09, 1992

Myles Thaler, landscape architect

Myles H. Thaler, a Baltimore native and a landscape architect who was in charge of buildings and grounds at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, died Sunday of cancer at the Washington Home, a hospice.

The 41-year-old former Washington resident had held the hospital post since last year.

He had been administrator of the Naval Observatory from 1979 until 1991, caring for facilities that included the residence of the vice president, which was occupied by four different families during his tenure.

He had been in private practice in the Washington area before taking the post at the Naval Observatory.

Born in Baltimore and a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute, he was, in 1973, a member of the first graduating class of the School of Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia.

In 1990, he endowed a perpetual lecture on landscape architecture at the University of Virginia, where he also designed and built a meditation garden at the medical school, providing an endowment for its upkeep.

He is survived by his parents, Herbert A. and Vivian Thaler of Pikesville; two brothers, David S. Thaler of Baltimore and Herbert A. Thaler Jr. of Pikesville; and several nieces and nephews.

Private services were planned.

Jack Carlson, an economist, budget specialist and economic spokesman for U.S. business interests, died of a heart attack Monday in Suburban Hospital in Potomac at age 59.

Services for Mr. Carlson, who lived in Potomac, will be conducted at noon tomorrow at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 11700 Falls Road, Potomac.

The Potomac resident served as assistant secretary of interior -- for energy and minerals under President Gerald R. Ford in 1976.

Before that, he was assistant director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Richard M. Nixon, and a staff member of the Council of Economic Advisers during the Nixon and Johnson administrations.

After leaving the government in 1976, Mr. Carlson ran unsuccessfully against Sen. Orrin G. Hatch in a Republican RTC primary in Utah. He later served as head of the National Association of Realtors and the American Association of Retired Persons.

Born in 1933 in Salt Lake City, he received a doctorate in economics from Harvard University before beginning his career in government service.

In recent years, Mr. Carlson was chairman of the Center for Educational Competitiveness and co-director of the National Commission on Executive Compensation, where he supported the policy of linking executive compensation to company performance.

He is survived by his wife, the former Renee Pyott; three daughters, Catherine Candland of Greenwich, Conn., Christine Point of Wilmington, N.C., and Diane Robinson of Pelham, N.Y.; four sons, Steven of Pelham, John of Bethesda, David of Zurich and Paul of Potomac; and 14 grandchildren.

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