Leona S. Trotter, 95, economics professor

July 31, 2004

Leona S. Trotter, a retired economics professor, died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at Keswick Multi-Care Center. The Mount Washington resident was 95.

Born Leona Sechi in Paris, she grew up in Italy and moved to the United States in 1919. She earned a degree from New York University and received a master's degree from Columbia University, where she studied romance languages and economics.

She then taught at what is now Connecticut College in New London. While there, she co-authored a textbook on Italian language and literature.

After World War II, she taught economics at the old Upsala College in East Orange, N.J., and joined the faculty of Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1954 at its Teaneck campus. She taught economics, labor relations and finance. She wrote a monograph, The Labor Management Assembly - A Study of National Emergency Disputes, in 1966.

She retired in 1976 and moved to Mount Washington in 1981.

Services were held yesterday in Timonium.

Survivors include a son, Dr. Richard Trotter of Baltimore. Her marriage to Maurice S. Trotter ended in divorce.

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